Jennifer Dishes About Her Search For the Perfect Duet Partner

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

From the pen of Jennifer Nettles

Hello Sweets,

I am so excited that the official announcement has been made for my participation in the upcoming ABC show "Duets!" Thank god, because I've been dying to tell you about it (it's hard for me to keep a fun secret)!

I am most excited by the opportunity to perform WITH the contestants. And, selfishly, while I know the premise is for the contestants to have the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge by performing with the artists, I know that there will be so much for me to learn from my fellow artists on the show as well (and probably from the contestants too).

I'm also a little nervous. This show will be a window into part of my own creative process that I've never shared. While writing and recording are certainly a major part of my work, it is the performance element with which most folks are familiar. How I approach performing, how I rehearse, as well as my ethos on my relationship with the stage and the audience are all elements that I imagine will be displayed in this show. That is a peek behind the curtain and, consequently, makes me a little nervous. It's new and different for me. Nonetheless, ever the pioneer woman, I like to walk myself into new and unknown territory. It's as exciting as it is nerve inspiring.

Now I have to go find my duet partners!! I have included information below on how you or someone you know might be able to audition to be my partner on the show! For my tastes, I'm looking for BIG voices, males and females, who can sing diverse, dynamic music. If you have a strong, dynamic, voice, and if you like singing all types of powerful music, you could be my guy/girl. Ladies, I know there are a ton of you out there. Guys, I need you too!!! I HAVE to find the yin to my yang. The ebony to my ivory. The Captain to my Tennille. get the point. If you enjoy performing, and know you have chops, bring it on!!!

Otherwise, until the show, I'll be seeing you out on tour to take your requests when we put our Sugarland show in YOUR hands!

To apply to be on "Duets," simply email [email protected] In the subject line of your email submission be sure to list Jennifer Nettles.

Include the following information:

  • Your name, age, occupation and location
  • Your contact information - phone number & email address
  • 2 recent photos
  • A brief description of your singing ability and why you want to sing with Jennifer

*All submissions become property of producer and you MUST be at least 18 years old to participate. Good luck!


  1. small town jericho avatar

    On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM, small town jericho said:

    While singing with Jenn would be absolutely incredible. All I really want is a Hug

  2. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:10 AM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    I meet all the requirements Jennifer listed.If we sang together we would win the competition.They want to know your age.I am too old.I only sing in my car or in the shower.Can they get a camera in there?I have all of Jennifer's records.I sing live and she sings on the CD.Together we are FANTASTIC!!! I will watch this TV show every week!!! I can't wait....!!! LOVE...John

  3. shell1234 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM, shell1234 said:

    If i could sing .... and lived in the US then i would definately apply. I do have one question, How does Jennifer have time for all the things she does? its quite inspiring.

  4. Sugarland4ever53 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Sugarland4ever53 said:

    oops sry bout the question marks. That was an accident

  5. Sugarland4ever53 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Sugarland4ever53 said:

    so excited to see this show. I wish I was 18!!! It would be a dream to sing with Jennifer. ????????

  6. Ashley Tuttle avatar

    On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Ashley Tuttle said:

    It really sucks that you have to be 18 years old. It really sucks so much.I am 17 and 3/4 and i wish i was 18

  7. houstola avatar

    On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM, houstola said:

    can't wait!!

  8. nascarchick avatar

    On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM, nascarchick said:

    Just sent in my email...It would be a dream come true to sing with Jennifer!!!!

  9. AmandaLedesma avatar

    On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM, AmandaLedesma said:

    Sent in my email! I wish there were more details on the abc website, like when the choosing will take place, I'm sure there has got to be another step to this process since there was not a singing requirement for the email. I guess since it's this summer, it shouldn't take too long! I'm SO excited, I want to be picked!!! but i'll still watch the show anyway, just to see what she teaches the 2 she does choose:)

  10. mgansl1 avatar

    On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM, mgansl1 said:

    What an amazing opportunity for someone!

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