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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Star-studded singing contest is pretty family friendly.

TV ABC Reality TV 2012
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

one of our family faves

well i am a guy and must admit i have had a huge crush on kelly for years and i love this show and the fact that it is appropreate for an intire family is even better i let my 3 siblings watch along with me and we all love it u should give it a try u will like it for sure
age 17+

No Competition to Other Singing Talent Shows

It's pretty much sugar-coated critique. However, there are two pros with voices and the other two are just loaded with charisma.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Musical competitions in every form are a mainstay in the TV lineup, and Duets attempts to get a piece of the pie by giving its megastars more camera time than do its TV peers. Fortunately, the format isn't as tacky as it could be, and while the celebs clearly enjoy their time in the limelight, they don't seem to want to withhold it from their amateur teammates. The focus is on the duet partners' ability to complement each other vocally, and some of the performances are so good, you forget to be star-struck and just delight in reality TV's ability to give a voice to some pretty amazing undiscovered talent.

That said, this is a seasonal filler show, so despite its significant star power, it's not up to the overall presentation value set by the likes of Idol and The Voice. There's less flash and a much more hurried pace to the series, which will bother viewers who like to take in to the whole package of a show. The good news, of course, is that this quick pace leaves little time for dwelling on the negative (like embarrassing auditions or emotional exits), which helps keep the content OK for tweens.

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