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. Raymie avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM, Raymie said:

    I can belt out a song or twa with my Brogue accent but it hithers me in many ways namely "clamming up" when meeting you by chance 3 years ago ,guessing that would happen again . All the best to whom gets a chance with you !

  2. Terri Plant - Riding avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM, Terri Plant - Riding said:

    Rich and I are looking forward to the show.....we love you!

  3. Lynzee avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Lynzee said:

    i wish i was 18!!

  4. Coreym avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM, Coreym said:

    Consequently, god damn I wish I could sing! But I'll for sure be watching.

  5. Rocky Roberts avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM, Rocky Roberts said:

    I applied today, and hope you come across my application (and like it)! :) I would LOVE to work with you... it's one of my biggest goals in life! Praying and hoping you consider me! I have a versatile big voice, and sing many different types of music (classical, jazz, blues, country, etc.) :)

    Can't wait to hear!

  6. bananz11 avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM, bananz11 said:

    wish you didnt have to be 18 :( my friend has an EXTREMELY powerful voice he would rock

  7. Kay 21 avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Kay 21 said:

    I wish I could sing. It would be a dream to work with Jennifer.

  8. iluvasl28 avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM, iluvasl28 said:

    Oh, how I wish I could sing! Am so excited for the show though! A day with more Jennifer and Kristian in it, is a good day! :) Good Luck to all who apply!

  9. Coreym avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:15 AM, Coreym said:

    Can't wait. You'll kill it.

  10. Chelsea K avatar

    On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Chelsea K said:

    Man I wish I could sing.

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