Parents' Guide to

Can You Duet

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Contest plays up teamwork, but some iffy stuff.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Love the show!!

The show wasn't as "belittling" as AI. The judges actually gave advice instead of just tearing the contestants down. The contestants also weren't being judged on how "cute" they were! The voice was what mattered, not the look! Refreshing!!

Is It Any Good?

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Unlike Idol, Can You Duet's judges spend a lot of their energy actually assisting with the vocal development of each pair of contestants, as well as providing lyrical and performance advice. But while the competitors are spared from sharp, Simon Cowell-like insults, the real tension comes from learning how to grow creatively and perform as a twosome rather than just focusing on individual talent. For some that means redefining their already established musical act. For others it means building a professional and personal rapport with another singer after splitting from their original musical partner to pursue their dream -- a decision that can potentially stir up feelings of guilt and disloyalty.

Hosted by Rossi Morreale, the show highlights some of the unique challenges that go into producing a winning duet, as well as the hard work that goes into creating a successful country music performance. While the series' content is fairly tame overall, there's some occasional strong language ("ass," "hell"), mild sexual innuendo, and occasional drinking and smoking. That makes it little iffy for young kids, but mature tweens and teen country fans will find it entertaining.

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