It was announced today that ABC will launch a brand new music competition, “Duets,” starring Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke.

“Duets” will take Jennifer, Kelly, Lionel and Robin out of the judges panel and onto the stage. They will each choose two singers to be their duet partners. Together, they will take the stage with their duet partner each week and perform in front of a live studio audience.

At the end, only one duet will be at the top of the charts and the winning amateur will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Look for “Duets” to premiere this summer!

If you are interested in auditioning, apply online at