Duets is less than a month away from its launch on ABC and the singing competition has lost its biggest name, Lionel Richie. ABC sent out a press release announcing today that John Legend will be joining the show and no where was The Commodores singer’s name to be seen. Why he left the show is a mystery, but I am assuming it has to do with how well his album is doing on the charts.
The show debuts on May 24th with Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Robin Thicke and Legend. Will you be watching? I know this sounds messed up, but without Richie on the show, I will be skipping it. I like Clarkson, but not enough to watch.
Actually I am not watching because that above commercial annoys the hell out of me on iPad whenever I watch ABC shows on it. Petty, I know but that is how I feel.
UPDATE: Lionel Richie posted this explanation why he dropped out of the show, “Due to a scheduling conflict, I am unable to take part in ABC’s “Duets” show. I wish I could be two places at once!”