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Kelly Clarkson and Jason Farol Duets Performances
Celebrity duet partner Kelly Clarkson will be singing with Jason Farol on the premiere season of Duets. Not much is known about this new ABC show yet, but there will be only 8 non-celebrity contestants to start the show. Since there are four celebrities (including Kelly), each celebrity takes on two duet partners.
The competition will wind down to one winner, and the grand prize is a recording deal with Hollywood Records.
Jason is a Filipino American who took inspiration from his father's interest in blues and jazz music. He lists Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles as musical influences. Farol is from Torrance, California. He apparently has not really had a career in music up to this point, instead focusing on his studies. According to Jason, his style is a mix of blues, jazz, and R&B.
There is a YouTube video below of Kelly and Jason singing together. This was an audition of sorts for Farol while Kelly was on tour. If this is his "style," I find it extremely boring. He had better make different song choices cause he would put people to sleep with what he sang in that video posted below.
I don't know the dates that Kelly and Jason will do their duets, but I will post recaps for each performance after the shows have aired. Check back here throughout the first season of Duets to give me your thoughts on Kelly and Jason's progress as duet partners.
Jason got himself in trouble of elimination right from the first episode. He was 8th out of eight in scoring for his duet of "Breaking Your Own Heart" with Kelly. But he has a chance because all 8 will compete again next week. If the points are combined for both weeks, Jason can probably survive if he places third or fourth next week. Any lower position, and it will depend on the ranking of Bridget, Jordan, and maybe Olivia.