Tonight is our first Reveal show, where we find out where the votes fell. And we find out that the format for this show is a bit different than most TV talent competitions in some aspects and similar in others.
Starting tonight's Celebrity Duets off with a warm greeting, is host Mr. Wayne Brady. He quickly goes into the recap of last night's performances and this includes, showing us the judges bumping off Non-Singing Celebrity (NSC) Chris Jericho and the judges fave moments of the previous night's show.
We now have seven NSCs left standing: Lucy Lawless, Cheech Marin, Carly Patterson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jai Rodrigues, Hal Sparks and Lea Thompson competing for the winning spot and a $100,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice.
Oh dear, up next we have all of the remaining Non-Singing Celebrities on stage to give us a group sing... a Rendition of Blondie's "One Way Or Another". Schmaltzy? Yes. Cute? Almost. Necessary? NO!
As with the first two shows, each performance is prefaced with an interview with the NSC. There is a difference though. On the first of each week's two shows, the pre-song vidclip is of our Non-Singers talking about their process without clueing us in on who their partner will be. And that suspense is carried thru as each song starts out with only that performer on stage, being joined shortly by their professional partner. The emphasis on the Reveal night is, now that the identity of said pro is known to us, in how each pair worked together and the Celebrity Singer tells us their opinion of what it's like to work with their other half.
We also learn that the format for every week's reveal is that each NSC and that week's singing partner share another duet with us, this time with the pro starting the song and the NSC joining them. Afterwards, we are told whether our NonPro is safe or in the bottom three of the lowest votes. I like the way that the show's producers have formatted the show. It is one of the things that makes it different from other singing competitions in TVille.
Lucy Lawless/Kenny Loggins. We find out that this is Lucy's dream duet, and that Kenny can be a stern taskmaster, an opinion she is in agreeance with. Kenny comes out on stage, guitar in hand and Lucy soon enters into the song with him. Again she showed good interaction with Kenny and that she was having the time of her life...very cool!! I'm thinking that she's a real contender here, showing ease of grace on stage as well as growth as a newbie singer. Her voting status: SAFE.