'Duets' makes Kelly Clarkson duet partner Jordan Meredith third contestant cut
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/21/2012
Duets eliminated Jordan Meredith during Wednesday night's performance show, which featured the remaining six contestants each taking the stage and singing songs from the movies with one of the show's four celebrity duet partners.
Jordan was eliminated by Duetscelebrity partners and established recording artists John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, and Robin Thicke after she landed in the bottom two on the night's duets score chart and then performed a new "sing for your life" solo song for the show's celebrity judging panel.
"Singing with [Kelly]" was apparently the highlight of Jordan's journey onDuets, according to the young singer.
"You're good, you're good! This is one show. Can I just say, this was her chance to get on television and people saw you!" Kelly told a tearful Jordan onstage following her ouster.
Jordan was beaten out by fellow bottom-two amateur singer Jason Farol duringDuets' third "solo showdown," which featured a cappella performances without backup singers or a band. She sang "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" for her "sing for your life" performance while Jason sang a rendition of "Mamma Knows Best."
Jordan and Jason were forced to sing an additional "survival" song after they received the lowest overall scores of the night from three of the four celebrity partners -- every partner but their own -- when being judged on their duet performance's quality and presentation.
Both Jordan and Jason were paired up with Kelly, as they were her two original selected duet partners.
Earlier in the night, Jordan and Kelly took the stage and sang a duet of "Take My Breath Away." Jason and Kelly performed a rendition of "Come What May" for their duet.
In addition to Jordan and Jason, Duets' other first-season amateur singers also performed with their celebrity duet partners and were ranked on the score chart from first to sixth place. However, the contestants who finished fourth place or better were ultimately declared safe.
J. Rome topped the night's scoring chart with his partner Jennifer after singing "I Will Always Love You," while John Glosson finished in second place for his performance of "My Heart Will Go On" alongside Jennifer.
Bridget Carrington came in third place after singing "What's Love Got To Do With It" with John, and Olivia Chisholm landed in fourth place on the score chart following her performance of "Staying Alive" with Robin.
Jordan finished in fifth place, while Jason came in sixth -- and last -- place on the duets score chart after his performance.
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Next week's Duets broadcast will feature the five remaining amateur singers performing live with their celebrity duet partners for home viewer votes.