Caitlin Lynn and Will Snyder win CMT's 'Can You Duet' reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/16/2008
Caitlin Lynn and Will Snyder were revealed to be Can You Duet's winners during Friday night's finale broadcast of the CMT reality series that aimed to find America's best country music duo.
"Oh my god!" exclaimed an emotional Lynn after host Rossi Morreale revealed the results. "I came in crying, I'm going to leave crying!"
"Oh my gosh... When we came out here and we were standing in line and we saw all these people that were just coming here to try out, you see so many great acts out here and I made so many friends along the way," added Snyder. "It's so intimidating and I would have never seen this happening."
Lynn, a 22-year-old from Glen Burnie, MD, and Snyder, a 22-year-old from London, KY, were crowned Can You Duet's champs by the show's judging panel -- country singer Naomi Judd, vocal coach Brett Manning and songwriter Aimee Mayo.
"Throughout this whole competition we've really been looking for a duo that could sell records, sell out concert tickets and that we could see on the stages at all the big award shows," said Mayo during the finale. "We're just looking for a due to have a long career in country music, and that's what went into making this decision."
Lynn and Snyder defeated Nick Brownell, a 23-year-old from Sandusky, OH, and his partner Jeremiah Richey, a 27-year-old from Waxahachie, TX, to take home Can You Duet's grand prize of a recording contract from Sony BMG Nashville.
Joey Martin Feek, a 32-year-old from Columbia, TN, and her husband Rory Feek, a 42-year-old from Columbia, TN, finished third.
"It's not that difficult to walk away getting third out of so many people. So we're not at all heartbroken about that," said Joey after she and Rory's ouster. "It would feel good to win, but at the same time, we've already won so far. We're so proud to be part of country music and to be here and to just have experienced this moment."
Lynn and Snyder's debut single --"Even Now" -- is currently available for download via CMT's website.
"We're going to work our butts off," said Snyder. "This has been amazing and we love every one of you with all our hearts."