|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
A. Smith & Co. Productions
Fox Television Studios
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||August 29 -|
September 29, 2006
Celebrity Duets was an American reality television show, of the progressive game-show type, which combined celebrities of different backgrounds with professional singers in a weekly elimination competition.
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.
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.
Simon Cowell of American Idol and The X Factor fame created the program, and Wayne Brady of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame, himself a singer and the former host of a variety show on ABC, hosted the show. The judges were renowned composer and producer David Foster, rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, and singer Marie Osmond.
|Contestant||Profession||Status in Contest|
|Chris Jericho||WWE wrestler||Eliminated 1st|
|Lea Thompson||Film & television actress||Eliminated 2nd|
|Carly Patterson||Former Olympic artistic gymnast||Eliminated 3rd|
|Cheech Marin||Comedian & actor||Eliminated 4th|
|Jai Rodriguez||Television host||Eliminated 5th|
|Hal Sparks||Television host & actor||Third place|
|Lucy Lawless||Xena: Warrior Princess actress||Runner-up|
|Alfonso Ribeiro||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor||Winner|
|Cheech||Safe||Bottom three||Bottom three||Eliminated|
For the season, the series averaged 3.8 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated Fox series of the entire season, and indeed one of the lowest-rated programs on any network for the season that year. This ratings failure precluded any production of a second season.
Duo El Mashahir
Annabella Hilal (4)
Dina Azar (1-2)
Hilda Khalife (3)
Murr Television (4)
|October 22, 2010||Romeo Lahoud (1-2)
Joumana Haddad (1)
Marwan Rahbani (1)
Abdullah Bakhir (2)
Osama Rahbani (2-4)
Hassan al-Raddad (3)
Mona Abu Hamza (4)
Tariq Abu Jouda (4)
|Season 1, 2010: Nadine Al Rassi |
Season 2, 2011: Maggie Bou Ghosn
Season 3, 2012-2013: Tony Abu Joudeh
Season 4, 2015: Tony Issa
|Hungary||A nagy duett||Current
Claudia Liptai (1-4; 6)
Majka (1, 4)
Attila Till (2-3; 5)
|TV2 (1; 3-)
Super TV2 (2)
|April 8, 2011||Current
Adri Nagy (6)
Joci Pápai (6)
Klári Balázs (1-3)
Klári Balázs (1-3)
Ákos Dobrády (1-3)
Andrea Szulák (4-5)
|Season 1, 2011: Ferenc Molnár & Nóra Trokán|
Season 2, 2013: Attila Kökény & Katinka Cseke
Season 3, 2014: Hien & Cooky
Season 4, 2016: Szilvia Péter Szabó & Péter Pachmann
Season 5, 2017: Veca Janicsák & Kornél Simon
Season 6, 2018: Tamás Horváth & Andrea Balázs
|Lithuania||?vaig?d?i? duetai||Vytautas Kernagis
Algis Ramanauskas and Inga Jankauskait?
|LNK||June 2, 2007||?||Season 1, 2007: Renata Ra?anauskien? & Deiviu|
Season 2, 2008: Romas Bubnelis & Aiste Pilvelyte
Season 3, 2009: Giedrius Le?kevi?ius & Mia
Season 4, 2010: Marius Jampolskis & Iruna Puzarait?
Season 5, 2011: R?ta Pentiokinait? & Mer?nas Vitulskis
Season 6, 2012: ?
Season 7, 2013: ?
Season 8, 2014: Donata Gutauskien?-Laisva & Radzi
Season 9, 2015: Simonas Storpir?tis & Liepa Mondeikait?
|Philippines||Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition||Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez||GMA Network||August 11, 2007||Current
Freddy Santos (2-3)
Danny Tan (2-3)
Tessa Prieto-Valdez (2-3)
Mitch Valdez (1)
Mitch Valdez (1)
Louie Ocampo (1)
Buboy Garovillo (1)
|Season 1, 2007: Tessa Prieto-Valdez|
Season 2, 2008: Bayani Fernando
Season 3, 2009: Joel Cruz