FOX has “American Idol” and “X-Factor.”  NBC has “The Voice.”  Now, ABC is getting into the singing competition arena.  The new show is called “Duets,” and features one of my heroes: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lionel Richie[/lastfm]!

[photogallerylink id=18086 align=right]I don’t have any real reason to call him a hero…other than the fact that he’s SUPER KOOL!

“Duets” hits the air this Summer, and stars not just Lionel.  But, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Nettles[/lastfm] from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sugarland[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robin Thicke[/lastfm] and another singing competition champion: [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm]!

All those singers will look for new talent , and each will pick two partners to duet weekly.  At the end of it all, the big winner gets a Hollywood Records contract.

It looks like there’s gonna be a casting call!  CLICK HERE to find out how YOU can become a star.

I’m sure, by now, you’ve heard tat Lionel is pursuing a country career.  His new album will feature countrified versions of his pop hits.  Here’s one of them:


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