Though the world probably didn’t need another televised singing competition show, we’re nonetheless excited to watch Duets, which boasts phenomenal talents like Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Jennifer Nettles and John Legend, the latter of whom replaced Lionel Richie on the panel. Good Morning America took a brief peek behind-the-scenes of the new singing competition, and sat down with all four judges — who also happen to be four of the show’s mentors and competitors, since they’ll be performing with the contestants each week.
“Nobody guided me,” says Clarkson of her first few years as a singer. “I don’t know about ya’ll, but I was making mistakes left and right, and I didn’t know what I was doing. I think it’s really cool to give back in that sense.”
The show premieres Thursday May 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Watch the preview (which includes the “Stronger” star singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with John Legend), then tell us — do Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera have some major competition with Kelly as reality TV’s favorite advice-giving diva?