Just the Two of Us (TV series)
This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2014)
|Just the Two of Us|
|Created by||BBC Worldwide|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||14|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||23 February 2006 –|
7 January 2007
Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly, to date the only show that the couple have worked together on. The first series of the BBC show saw eight celebrities team up with professional singers and sing each night in duets, with one pair being eliminated every night. After each performance they were judged by a panel of industry experts. The basic format of the show was first used in another BBC programme, Strictly Come Dancing. It was cancelled in April 2007 after two series.
During the week-long run each day all the celebrities perform a duet with a professional singer. The judges then give comments on each performance. Once the contestants have returned to the "Green Room" (Backstage), the judges each then each give the couple a score from 1 to 10. The scores create a leaderboard which forms 50% of the final result, the other half comes from the public vote via telephone and text entries.
Once the scores and votes are combined to form the final leaderboard for that day's show, the two couples at the bottom compete in a final "Sing Off", where they perform their duet again. Once both couples have performed their song for the judging panel, the four judges decide on who deserves to stay and cast their votes. The couple with the most votes from the judges leaves the show that day.
So far there have been two series, the first won by Russell Watson and Sian Reeves and the second was won by Hannah Waterman and Marti Pellow.
Only four professionals have performed in both series - Natasha Hamilton, Alexander O'Neal, Jocelyn Brown and Beverly Knight.
The panel of judges were seen as four industry professionals. The judges for series one were singer Lulu, singer and musician Stewart Copeland, celebrity vocal coach CeCe Sammy and radio DJ Trevor Nelson. In 2007 for series two, Lulu was replaced by Jackson Five star Tito Jackson. Sammy, Nelson and Copeland all returned for series two. Tara McDonald the well known UK dance vocalist was on backing vocal duty for both series.
The first series began on 24 February 2006 and ended on 5 March 2006.
|Siân Reeves||Russell Watson[note 1]||Winners on 5 March|
|Mark Moraghan||Natasha Hamilton||Runners-up on 5 March|
|Chris Fountain||Jo O'Meara||Eliminated on 4 March|
|Penny Smith||Curtis Stigers||Eliminated on 3 March|
|Nicky Campbell||Beverley Knight||Eliminated on 2 March|
|Matt Allwright||Jocelyn Brown||Eliminated on 26 February|
|Fiona Bruce||Alexander O'Neal||Eliminated on 25 February|
|Gaby Roslin||Martin Fry||Eliminated on 24 February|
- ^ Note 1: Watson replaced Rick Astley after Astley was unable to continue as his partner Lene Bausager had been nominated for an Oscar and the awards ceremony clashed with filming for the show.
Contestants received vocal coaching by Joshua Alamu.
The second and final series began on 2 January 2007 and ended on 7 January 2007.
|Hannah Waterman||Marti Pellow||Winners on 7 January|
|Brendan Cole||Beverley Knight||Second Place on 7 January|
|Mark Butcher||Sarah Brightman||Third Place on 7 January|
|John Bardon||Jocelyn Brown||Eliminated on 6 January|
|Julia Bradbury||Tony Christie||Eliminated on 5 January|
|Luke Bailey||Natasha Hamilton||Eliminated on 4 January|
|Janet Ellis||Alexander O'Neal||Eliminated on 3 January|
|Gregg Wallace||Carol Decker||Eliminated on 2 January|
Singer Russell Watson was originally supposed to be participating on the series with Hollyoaks actress, Loui Batley. However, after having had surgery to remove a tumour from his brain, he decided to pull out of the competition. Unlike the previous year, however, he was not replaced, so Batley was also dropped from the show.
Jo O'Meara did not participate in the second series as she was taking part in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother at the time.
Contestants received vocal coaching by Joshua Alamu.
The judges were:
Judges' scoring summary
Bold scores indicate the highest for that week. Red indicates the lowest score. * indicates the couple was in the bottom two or three.
|Team||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6|
|Hannah & Marti||25||21*||22||24+27=51||27+29=56*||30|
|Brendan & Beverley||24||24||26||28+30=58||26+32=58||36|
|Mark & Sarah||26||29||19||30+28=58*||35+29=64||34|
|John & Jocelyn||18||25||22*||25+23=48*||27+26=53*||Eliminated|
|Julia & Tony||17*||29||24*||29+29=58*||Eliminated|
|Luke & Natasha||26||23*||23*||Eliminated|
|Janet & Alexander||21*||23*||Eliminated|
|Gregg & Carol||21*||Eliminated|
These versions of the format are distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.
- Currently airing franchise
- Status unknown
- Franchise with an upcoming season
- Franchise no longer in production
|Australia||It Takes Two||Seven Network||Grant Denyer
Terasa Livingstone (season 1)
Kate Ritchie (season 2)
Erika Heynatz (season 3)
|28 May 2006 – 22 April 2008|
|Belgium||Just the Two of Us||vtm||Staff Coppens
|21 October 2006 - ?|
|China||Just the Two of Us||Hunan Television||mid-2000s|
|Croatia||Zvijezde pjevaju||HRT||Barbara Kolar
|Ksenija Erker (2007–2012)
Rajko Dujmić (2007–2012)
Martina Tomčić (2007–2009, 2011–2014)
Husein Hasanefendić (2007–2010)
Zdenka Kovačiček (2014)
Zrinko Tutić (2014)
Danijela Martinović (2019–)
Miroslav Škoro (2019)
Valentina Fijačko (2019)
Mirela Priselac Remi (2019–2020)
Jurica Pađen (2020– May 2022)
Marko Tolja (2020–)
Zorica Kondža (March -May 2022)
Mario Lipovšek Battifiaca (October 2022-)
|7 April 2007 – present|
|Czech Republic||Duety… když hvězdy zpívají||Czech Television||Tereza Kostková
|Estonia||Laulud tähtedega||TV3||Marko Matvere (2008)
Karin Rask (2008)
Eda-Ines Etti (2010)
Madis Milling (2010)
|Jaanus Nõgisto (2008)
Anu Tali (2008)
Jüri Makarov (2008)
Mihkel Raud (2010)
Maarja-Liis Ilus (2010)
Peeter Rebane (2010)
|5 October 2008 – 16 May 2010|
|Germany||It Takes 2||RTL||Daniel Hartwich
|15 January - 12 February 2017|
|Greece||Just the 2 of Us||Mega Channel||Giorgos Kapoutzidis (season 1)
Zeta Makrypoulia (season 2)
Doukissa Nomikou (backstage, season 1)
Dimitris Ouggarezos (backstage, season 2)
|Stefanos Korkolis (season 1)
Kostas Tournas (season 1)
Athinais Nega (season 1)
Lydia Papaioannou (season 1)
Giorgos Theofanous (season 2)
Roula Koromila (season 2)
Dimitris Arvanitis (season 2, show 1-6)
Krateros Katsoulis (season 2, show 7-12)
|17 October 2010 – 18 June 2014|
|Open TV||Nikos Koklonis
Vicky Kavoura (backstage, season 3)
Laura Karaiskou (backstage, season 4)
|14 March – 26 December 2020|
|Alpha TV||Nikos Koklonis
Katerina Stikoudi (backstage)
Katy Garbi (season 6-)
Maria Bakodimou (season 5)
|25 September 2021 – present|
|Netherlands||Just the Two of Us||Tien||Linda de Mol
|11 March – 30 April 2007|
|It Takes 2||RTL 4
|???||???||12 March 2016 – 14 June 2019|
|Poland||Tylko nas dwoje||Polsat||Katarzyna Cichopek
|13 March 2010 – 15 May 2010|
|Russia||Две звезды||Channel One||Lolita Milyavskaya & Alexander Tsekalo (1 season); Alla Pugacheva & Maxim Galkin (2 season);Ksenia Sobchak, Tatiana Lazareva & Tina Kandelaki (3 season); Dmitry Nagiev & Nonna Grishaeva (4 season); Dmitry Nagiev & Anastasia Zavorotnyuk (5 season); Dmitry Nagiev & Zhanna Badoeva (6 season)||Sergey Mazaev, Igor Matvienko, Nadezhda Babkina, Yana Churikova, Vladimir Korobka, Lev Leshchenko, Ilya Reznik, Valentina Talyzina (1 season, 2006).
Ilya Reznik, Barbara Brylska, Garik Martirosyan, Vladimir Matetsky (2 season, 2007 — 2008). Andrey Malakhov, Igor Matvienko, Yuri Nikolaev, Igor Krutoy, Ilya Reznik, Vladimir Matetsky, Garik Martirosyan, Dmitry Dibrov, Lev Leshchenko, Svetlana Morgunova, Gennady Khazanov, Viktor Drobysh, Iosif Kobzon, Mikhail Boyarsky, Philip Kirkorov (3 season, 2009).
Lolita Milyavskaya, Igor Matvienko, Mikhail Boyarsky, Valentin Yudashkin, Svetlana Morgunova, Viktor Drobysh, Dmitry Dyuzhev, Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Matetsky, Tamara Gverdtsiteli (4 season, 2012). Igor Matvienko, Mikhail Boyarsky, Elena Obraztsova, Valentin Yudashkin, Laima Vaikule, Nikolay Rastorguev, Vladimir Matetsky, Viktor Drobysh, Larisa Dolina (5 season, 2013).
Maxim Galkin, Valeria, Dmitry Pevtsov, Olga Drozdova, Soso Pavliashvili, Igor Vernik, Vadim Vernik, Yuri Malikov, Dmitry Malikov, Elena Vaenga, Leonid Yarmolnik, Kristina Orbakaite, Stanislav Piekha, Nikolai Fomenko, Mikhail Boyarsky, Lev Leshchenko, Aida Garifullina, Igor Krutoy, Nonna Grishaeva, Alexander Oleshko, Aglaya Shilovskaya, Valery Syutkin, Valdis Pelsh, Anna Ardova, Vladimir Vinokur, Larisa Dolina, Dmitry Dyuzhev, Alexandra Zakharova, Ani Lorak, Ekaterina and Alexander Strizhenov, Larisa Guzeeva, Natalia Podolskaya, Vladimir Presnyakov Jr., Igor Matvienko, Gennady Khazanov, Igor Nikolaev (6 season, 2021—2022).
|Turkey||Şarkı Söylemek Lazım||Show TV||Behzat Uygur
|Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz (Season 1)
Erol Büyükburç (Season 1)
Fuat Güner (Season 1)
İnci Çayırlı (Season 1)
Oray Eğin (Season 1)
Eyşan Özhim (Season 1)
Zeynep Talu (Season 2)
Özdemir Erdoğan (Season 2)
Ayşe Özyılmazel (Season 2)
|Vietnam||Cặp đôi hoàn hảo||VTV3||Thanh Ngọc (season 1–2)
Phan Anh (season 1–3)
Trấn Thành (season 2)
Vy Oanh (season 2)
Cát Phượng (season 3)
|Lê Hoàng (season 1–2)
Siu Black (season 1)
Lê Minh Sơn (season 1–2)
Lưu Thiên Hương (season 2)
Thanh Bạch (season 3)
Quang Linh (season 3)
Bảo Lan (season 3)
|9 October 2011 – 18 January 2015|
- ^ "Watson pulls out of talent show". BBC News. 22 December 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- ^ "MEGA TV JUST THE 2 OF US". Megatv.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.