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Encyclopedia > Celebrity Duets
Celebrity Duets
Genre Interactive reality game show
Starring Wayne Brady
David Foster
Little Richard
Marie Osmond
Country of origin USA
Production
Executive producer(s) Simon Cowell
Michael Levitt
Arthur Smith
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run August 29, 2006September 29, 2006
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Celebrity Duets, a U.S. reality television show of the progressive game-show type, combined celebrities of different backgrounds with professional singers in a weekly elimination competition. Interactive television describes any number of efforts to allow viewers to interact with television content as they view. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... David Foster, OC, OBC, LL.D. (born November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a 14-time Grammy Award winning musician, producer, composer and arranger. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie Osmond October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Simon Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is known as a judge on television programs such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol, Americas Got Talent and Britains Got Talent. ... Arthur Smith is a name shared by several people: Arthur Smith (American poet) is a prize-winning American poet Arthur Smith is a British comedian Arthur James Marshall Smith is a Canadian poet Arthur Guitar Boogie Smith is an American guitar player and composer Arthur Smith is a member of... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ...


The show was a take-off of the Australian series program It Takes Two and its predecessor, the BBC's Just the Two of Us; however, unlike the British and Australian shows, the celebrities sang with different partners each week. Indeed, Celebrity Duets was meant to be transmitted in the UK first, under the title Star Duets, but the BBC bought the format before Simon Cowell got to produce it on ITV, there was even court action which the BBC won; thus, Star Duets never came into production. It Takes Two is the Australian version of UK series Just the Two of Us [1]. The show, which premiered on Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 6. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Just the Two of Us logo with presenters Vernon Kay and Tess Daly Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990...


The show debuted on Fox, with a 2-hour premiere installment on August 29, 2006. It then moved to its normal Thursday timeslot the following week, and stayed there until its season finale on September 29, 2006. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Simon Cowell of American Idol and Pop Idol fame created and Wayne Brady, who himself is a singer of some talent and was the former host of a variety show on ABC, hosted the show. The judges were renowned composer David Foster, 1950s rock-and-roll pioneer "Little" Richard Wayne Penniman, and singer Marie Osmond of the Osmond family of 1970s musical prominence. Simon Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is known as a judge on television programs such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol, Americas Got Talent and Britains Got Talent. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Pop Idol was a British television series which debuted on ITV on October 5, 2001; the show was a talent contest to decide the best new young pop singer, or pop idol, in the United Kingdom, based on viewer voting and participation. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... David Foster, OC, OBC, LL.D. (born November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a 14-time Grammy Award winning musician, producer, composer and arranger. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie Osmond October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ...

Contents

Contestants

Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... Carly Rae Patterson (born February 4, 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was an American gymnast (the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion) and is currently an aspiring professional singer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jai Rodriguez (born June 22, 1979 in Brentwood, New York) is an actor and musician best known as the culture guide on the Bravo networks Emmy-winning American reality television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. ... Hal Sparks (born Hal Harry Magee Sparks III, September 25, 1971[1] in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an actor, one-time game show host and comedian best known for his role of Michael Novotny on the American television series Queer as Folk. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro (born September 21, 1971 in New York City) is an American actor, singer, and dancer of Dominican descent. ...

Duet Partners

Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953) is an American pop, rock, adult contemporary vocalist and songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing voice. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... Clint Blacks Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American neotraditional country music singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actor. ... William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer and actress. ... Brian McKnight on the cover of his 2005 album Gemini Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York) is a Grammy nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and one of the prominent singers of his years, specializing in pop and R&B. He is a multi-instrumentalist and... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... Taylor Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman, March 7, 1962, in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York) is an American pop vocalist, dance artist and actress. ... Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeffrey Osborne (born March 9, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American funk and R&B musician, and former lead singer of the band L.T.D. Osborne is the youngest of 12 children and is part of a musical family. ... Anita Pointer (born January 23, 1948 in Oakland, California) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter most notable for being one of the members of the superstar sister group The Pointer Sisters. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... Jesse A. McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American pop singer and Daytime Emmy-nominated actor. ... — Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx, a tenure which lasted from 1962 to 1999. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Deniece Williams Deniece Williams is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Dee Snider (on right) David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born April 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Early 90s Metal Band Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band which became the hard rock prototypes of the early 1990s metal scene, carving out a profitable niche until the Seattle grunge bands took over. ... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a pop/rock singer with a distinctive, powerful husky voice, with worldwide record sales in excess of 80 million[1]. // Her success with the song Lost in France led Tyler to record her first album...

Who The Contestants Sang With

Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro (born September 21, 1971 in New York City) is an American actor, singer, and dancer of Dominican descent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Jeffrey Osborne (born March 9, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American funk and R&B musician, and former lead singer of the band L.T.D. Osborne is the youngest of 12 children and is part of a musical family. ... Deniece Williams Deniece Williams is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna do for Me? Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is the stage name of the American singer Yvette Marie Stevens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer and actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953) is an American pop, rock, adult contemporary vocalist and songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing voice. ... William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath) is a pop/rock singer with a distinctive, powerful husky voice, with worldwide record sales in excess of 80 million[1]. // Her success with the song Lost in France led Tyler to record her first album... Hal Sparks (born Hal Harry Magee Sparks III, September 25, 1971[1] in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an actor, one-time game show host and comedian best known for his role of Michael Novotny on the American television series Queer as Folk. ... William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer and actress. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... — Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx, a tenure which lasted from 1962 to 1999. ... Dee Snider (on right) David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jai Rodriguez (born June 22, 1979 in Brentwood, New York) is an actor and musician best known as the culture guide on the Bravo networks Emmy-winning American reality television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer and actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian McKnight on the cover of his 2005 album Gemini Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York) is a Grammy nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and one of the prominent singers of his years, specializing in pop and R&B. He is a multi-instrumentalist and... Taylor Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman, March 7, 1962, in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York) is an American pop vocalist, dance artist and actress. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Clint Blacks Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American neotraditional country music singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actor. ... Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born April 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Carly Rae Patterson (born February 4, 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was an American gymnast (the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion) and is currently an aspiring professional singer. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Anita Pointer (born January 23, 1948 in Oakland, California) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter most notable for being one of the members of the superstar sister group The Pointer Sisters. ... Jesse A. McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American pop singer and Daytime Emmy-nominated actor. ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953) is an American pop, rock, adult contemporary vocalist and songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing voice. ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ...

Judges

David Foster, OC, OBC, LL.D. (born November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a 14-time Grammy Award winning musician, producer, composer and arranger. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie Osmond October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ...

Host

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International Version

PhilippinesCelebrity Duets Philippine Edition aired last August 11 over GMA Network, hosted by singer/actor/song writer/TV host Ogie Alcasid and Asia's Songbird singer/actress/TV host Regine Velasquez. Celebrity Duets is an upcoming GMA Network interactive reality game show hosted by singer and comedy actor Janno Gibbs. ... Global Media Arts (GMA) Network, Incorporated, a Philippine multi-media conglomerate, is a television network in the Philippines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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