Duet’s Johnny Gray – Was He Disqualified?

Duet’s Johnny Gray who was one of John Legend’s duet partners, was replaced this week by a new contestant–Melena Brown.  The show’s host, Quddus,  didn’t go into detail, but it was implied that Johnny dropped out.

Not so, according to the ex-contestant.  Here’s what he tweeted tonight:

@just_bam I promise you bro, if I had been on this week, I would have been #1, GUARANTEE! Did they explain why I’m gone? #Duets @DuetsABC

@just_bam it’s not right, but I’ll have my time to talk about it, God works in mysterious ways.

@just_bam @lucke13 Don’t get it twisted, Johnny Gray didn’t “drop out” y’all know after being #2 in 1 episode, I was coming back to kill!

@BenjaminMKurt I can tell you that I didn’t “drop out” and hopefully soon, I can talk more about it. Y’all will be THE FIRST to know.

It appears that Johnny was disqualified for some reason. Hm. I’m sure more will be revealed. In case you need a refresher, here’s Johnny singing “Ordinary People” with John Legend from last week’s show.

http://youtu.be/AOjk6wdxS1c

  • Anonymous

    He shouldn’t get such a big head. Being #2 on the voting on this show means nothing… mostly because no one understands how the voting works. Anyone could have been #2. :P

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXYGCTVSTVPNMZY7RYWT75AB2Y Cookie

    Glad to know that I am not the only one who has no idea how the voting works on that show called duets.

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Interesting, I wonder what happened?

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    The 3 judges that aren’t performing score the duet. It seems like a pretty poor method but it isn’t that confusing =P The first 3 eliminations will be based on their scores, then live shows will start and the eliminations will be based on public voting.

  • http://twitter.com/callitags callitags

    Quddus was in the EW chat during the show. Of course, we asked why Johnny Gray left, and his response was: “Wish I could tell you…he’s definitely talented but let’s just say the show is better off without him.”

    To me, it sounds like there was some sort of behavior or attitude problem.

  • http://www.randrambles.com Rand

    Glad he’s out. I really, really disliked him.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “he’s definitely talented but let’s just say the show is better off without him.”

    I’m curious to know what Gray did. Did he fail to disclose something illegal/embarassing in his past?

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Ah, what would a singing competition show be without some hint of scandal. I wonder what the official truth will be when it comes out.

    He sounds really good in this video. I actually watched last night and the girl who replaced him, Meleana Brown, has a lovely voice. Something seemed off in the duet, though. Not quite sure what it was.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    He’s a cocky performer, from watching.  But, whatever. He still should’ve been replaced with Mario instead of Meleana.  

  • Anonymous

    LOL MJ, I really hope her name isn’t “Melena”….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    It was really strange last night how it was told he was out and all of a sudden, bam, we have Melena.  I’m sure there is more to the story than what we have been told and I’m curious to know what the truth really is.  I’m sure in time all will be revealed.  lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    Only thing Ive gotten about the scoring is the judges rate each performance 1-100.  If there are no other rules it sure leaves room for a lot of strategic play.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    it’s not voting yet.  the three mentors who aren’t performing with their duet partner rank the performance in two categories – vocal performance and presentation.  Each has a base score of 0 – 50 for a max total of 100 points. 

    so if a performer gives a great vocal performance but they are stiff on stage they might get a 40 for vocal and a 30 for presentation for a score of 70. 

    The public doesn’t vote until later. 

    As for johnny, I didn’t like him to begin with and didn’t understand John Legend picking him. 

  • Anonymous

    HA just like jermaine

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RLIMTA2BQP7IIPUAAY6XDRHXS4 Jimmy

     Miz Liz shared a link.7 hours ago
    Anyone
    remember Johnny Gray from the 2010 Evergreen Idol karaoke contest, and
    his sore loser attitude? He created quite a nasty stir when he didn’t
    win, to the point of making libelous statements regarding the judging of
    the contest. Well, seems it may be
    occurring again on a nationwide scope. He came in 2nd on Duets, but was
    mysteriously not there the following week. Is there a connection? He
    does NOT like to lose, and can get quite nasty about it. Any
    input/comments out there? http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/2012/06/04/duets-the-curious-case-of-johnny-gray/
    Duets: The Curious Case of Johnny Gray | Reality TV Magazinerealitytvmagazine.sheknows.comDuets: The Curious Case of Johnny Gray. What happened to John Legend’s original partner on the ABC reality series?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RLIMTA2BQP7IIPUAAY6XDRHXS4 Jimmy

    Miz Liz shared a link.7 hours ago
    Anyone
    remember Johnny Gray from the 2010 Evergreen Idol karaoke contest, and
    his sore loser attitude? He created quite a nasty stir when he didn’t
    win, to the point of making libelous statements regarding the judging of
    the contest. Well, seems it may be
    occurring again on a nationwide scope. He came in 2nd on Duets, but was
    mysteriously not there the following week. Is there a connection? He
    does NOT like to lose, and can get quite nasty about it. Any
    input/comments out there? http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/2012/06/04/duets-the-curious-case-of-johnny-gray/
    Duets: The Curious Case of Johnny Gray | Reality TV Magazinerealitytvmagazine.sheknows.comDuets: The Curious Case of Johnny Gray. What happened to John Legend’s original partner on the ABC reality series?
     

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