John Legend Joins Duets After Lionel Richie Drops Out
By Michael Lewittes | 3:10 pm, April 30th, 2012
A rep for Richie tells us he left the show due to personal scheduling conflicts.
In a network release to Gossip Cop on Monday, Legend says, “I’m thrilled to be part of ‘Duets’ and I’m looking forward to finding an undiscovered gem out there. This is going be a lot of fun.”
Each mentor will pick two contestants, and each week, the celebrity singer and one of his or her protégés will duet for a live audience.
At the conclusion of the competition, the winning amateur singer will get a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
“Duets” premieres on Thursday, May 24.
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