Can You Duet – Top 5 Duos Perform

This week on Can You Duet (CMT, 8 pm Sat), the Top 5 Duos performed for the judges: Naomi Judd, Big Kenny of Big and Rich and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records, home of Taylor Swift. After the pairs performed the judges sent two of the pairs home.

Next week, the singles (contestants who were split from their original duos by the judges) will perform after the judges pair them up into brand-new duos.

Can You Duet features lots of really good singing without the annoying cannon fodder–surprising considering it comes from the same cannon-fodder loving folks who brought you American Idol.

My two favorite duos this week run on the alt-country side. The Stellas, featuring a married Canadian duo performed a kick ass version of Lucinda William’s “Can’t Let Go”, and Steel Magnolia, a couple out of Nashville sizzled on Ryan Adam’s “When the Stars Go Blue”

Those of you who remember The Next Great American Band from a couple of years ago may recognize second-place finishers, Sixwire, as the house band…

I mostly agree with the judges picks for elimination–the two teenaged girls who make up Harmon Creek, seemingly designed as Taylor Swift clones, were definitely NOT ready for prime time. But, I think I would have saved Chelsee and Rob, rather than the Australian duo, O’Shea. While the harmonies were a little sloppy, they both sing really well. Chelsee might be the best singer of the bunch. O’Shea were competent–just nothing really special there.

Check out the performances and the elimination after the Jump. What do you think? Who were your favorites? Who would you have eliminated?

Next week, American Idol Season 7 contestant, Brandon Green performs with the singles. According to the CYD website, he’s paired up with the very talented 18 year old, Jonanthan Cox.

Videos after the JUMP…

Mark and Jay O’Shea are O’Shea – “I’m the Lucky One” by Amy Grant

Chelsee Oaks and Rob Bolin are Chelsee and Rob – “Boondocks” by Little Big Town

Meghan Linsey and Josh Jones are Steel Magnolia – “The Stars Go Blue” by Ryan Adams

Spencer Bartoletti and Dessa Zuccaro are Harmon Creek – “Shake the Sugar Tree” by Pam Tillis

Marylynne Stella and Brad Stella are The Stellas – “Can’t Let Go” by Lucinda Williams

The Judges eliminate Harmon Creek and Chelsee and Rob

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