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. believe in your dreams like jennifer did avatar

    On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM, believe in your dreams like jennifer did said:

    i can sing and dance good . i would love to . thats my dream and always have been for years

  2. AmandaLedesma avatar

    On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM, AmandaLedesma said:

    So I just rechecked the ABC website looking for a deadline, and they've added a requirement that wasn't there when I submitted my email! Wonder what will happen if I submit another email? To all you die hard Sugarland fans that want to be on the show, although you are technically competition, I recommend you recheck the ABC website:)

  3. butterflybabie avatar

    On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM, butterflybabie said:

    I wish I could sing because I would love to be right next to a beautiful and wonderful singer like Jennifer Nettles!

  4. Katie avatar

    On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Katie said:

    Have fun Jennifer!! I surely cannot sing the greatest, so kudos to you all who compete!

  5. marathonmama avatar

    On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM, marathonmama said:

    Wow!!! I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to audition for you! This mama of 5 babies could use a big break right now, after the loss of my husband's business. I'd love to send a little hope/inspiration out to America during these tough economic times! Either way, I look forward to seeing you sing on the show!!!!!

  6. AngieANG avatar

    On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 12:49 AM, AngieANG said:

    You will do great Jennifer! I love the idea of the show. It will be refreshing to see the celebrities performing with the contestants. I will say it again...wish I could sing! :P

  7. sugarplum4life avatar

    On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM, sugarplum4life said:

    I am so excited! I will watch the show everyday!!!! I think you will do a amazing job Jennifer! Good luck!
    -your biggest fan, Hannah

  8. JodyLoves sugar avatar

    On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:58 AM, JodyLoves sugar said:

    This show sounds fun to watch and even more awesome since Jennifer will be on it! Can't wait to watch and I'll be rootin' for you Jen along with all your other sugar fans!

  9. Robyn avatar

    On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:45 PM, Robyn said:

    This would be an awesome chance of a lifetime, jennifer yours and kristian's music inspires me everyday to keep going with a smile, sadly i can't sing a note, but i will be watching and supporting all the way... Love you guys!!

  10. Brandiland avatar

    On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Brandiland said:

    Finally something awesome to cause me to be religiously glued to the Tube!!! This would be a dream come true if I didn't have an overwhelming phobia of singing for people, on a stage. God (and all of my friends, neighbors & co-workers) knows that I've memorized every word of every single song that Jennifer Nettles has ever been affiliated with, by heart. Yeah, sometimes I forget others can hear my voice while my earbuds are attatched to my Ipod or that my windows are open.''Woops, sorry people...She gets me through my day.'' Anyway, can't wait for this! And the Tour...Peace/ Love ;D

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