It looks as if Lionel Richie is no longer going to be a part of ABC’s new singing competition Duets. Instead John Legend will be taking his place! Not a bad deal, right?
The network announced on Monday that Legend is set to join the other three mentors for the upcoming first season of Duets. Legend will be joining the previously announced mentors, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, and Robin Thicke.
Legend will be replacing Lionel Richie, who is said to have backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
The show, which is set to debut May 24 at 8 pm, finds the mentors setting out in search of two protegés who will eventually take the stage with them each week, performing in front of a live studio audience, with the ultimate goal of winning a recording contract.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of Duets, and I’m looking forward to finding an undiscovered gem out there. This is going to be a lot of fun.”
What do you think of the new addition to Duets???