Naomi Judd, Brett Manning, Aimee Mayo to judge 'Can You Duet'
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/10/2008
CMT has announced country singer Naomi Judd, vocal coach Brett Manning and songwriter Aimee Mayo will serve as judges for Can You Duet, a new reality competition series that will aim to find America's best country music duo.
Unlike Can You Duethost Rossi Morreale -- a former Temptation Island first-season single -- none of the three judges have any significant previous experience in the reality realm (Wynonna Judd -- Judd's daughter and former The Judds singing partner -- did serve as the host of Nashville Star's 2006 edition, however).
However Mayo co-wrote "Wheel of the World," a track from American Idol fourth-season champ Carrie Underwood's second album "Carnival Ride." Mayo has also penned several songs for Idol fifth-season finalist Kellie Pickler.
Can You Duet will follow Judd, Manning and Mayo as they mentor the contestants, who will compete as part of a duet and work with different partners each week.
In addition, the judges will be responsible for critiquing each performance for home viewers, deciding who is eliminated each week, and ultimately determining the show's grand prize winning duet.
Can You Duet will premiere Monday, April 14 at 10:30PM ET/PT on CMT.