Just the Two of Us (TV series)

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Just the Two of Us
GenreReality
Created byBBC Worldwide
Presented byTess Daly
Vernon Kay
JudgesTrevor Nelson
CeCe Sammy
Stewart Copeland
Lulu (2006)
Tito Jackson (2007)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Original run24 February 2006 (2006-02-24) – 7 January 2007 (2007-01-07)
External links
Website
 
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Just the Two of Us
GenreReality
Created byBBC Worldwide
Presented byTess Daly
Vernon Kay
JudgesTrevor Nelson
CeCe Sammy
Stewart Copeland
Lulu (2006)
Tito Jackson (2007)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Original run24 February 2006 (2006-02-24) – 7 January 2007 (2007-01-07)
External links
Website

Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. The first series of the BBC show saw eight celebrities team up with professional singers and sing each night in duets, with one pair being eliminated every night. After each performance they were judged by a panel of industry experts. The basic format of the show was first used in another BBC programme, Strictly Come Dancing.

Format[edit]

During the week-long run each day all the celebrities perform a duet with a professional singer. The judges then give comments on each performance. Once the contestants have returned to the "Green Room" (Backstage), the judges each then each give the couple a score from 1 to 10. The scores create a leaderboard which forms 50% of the final result, the other half comes from the public vote via telephone and text entries.

Once the scores and votes are combined to form the final leaderboard for that day's show, the two couples at the bottom compete in a final "Sing Off", where they perform their duet again. Once both couples have performed their song for the judging panel, the four judges decide on who deserves to stay and cast their votes. The couple with the most votes from the judges leaves the show that day.

So far there have been two series, the first won by Russell Watson and Sian Reeves and the second was won by Hannah Waterman and Marti Pellow.

Only four professionals have performed in both series - Natasha Hamilton, Alexander O'Neal, Jocelyn Brown and Beverly Knight.

The panel of judges were seen as four industry professionals. The judges for series one were singer LuLu, singer and musician Stewart Copeland, celebrity vocal coach CeCe Sammy and radio DJ Trevor Nelson. In 2007 for series two, LuLu was replaced by Jackson Five star Tito Jackson. Sammy, Nelson and Copeland all returned for series two. Tara McDonald the well known UK dance vocalist was on backing vocal duty for both series.

Series 1[edit]

The first series began on 24 February 2006 and ended on 5 March 2006.

CelebrityProfessionalStatus
Siân ReevesRussell Watson [note 1]Winners on 5 March
Mark MoraghanNatasha HamiltonRunner-ups on 5 March
Chris FountainJo O'MearaEliminated on 4 March
Penny SmithCurtis StigersEliminated on 3 March
Nicky CampbellBeverley KnightEliminated on 2 March
Matt AllwrightJocelyn BrownEliminated on 26 February
Fiona BruceAlexander O'NealEliminated on 25 February
Gaby RoslinMartin FryEliminated on 24 February
Notes

The Judges[edit]

The judges were:

Contestants received vocal coaching by Joshua Alamu.

Series 2[edit]

The second series began on 2 January 2007 and ended on 7 January 2007.

CelebrityProfessionalStatus
Hannah WatermanMarti PellowWinners on 7 January
Brendan ColeBeverley KnightSecond Place on 7 January
Mark ButcherSarah BrightmanThird Place on 7 January
John BardonJocelyn BrownEliminated on 6 January
Julia BradburyTony ChristieEliminated on 5 January
Luke BaileyNatasha HamiltonEliminated on 4 January
Janet EllisAlexander O'NealEliminated on 3 January
Gregg WallaceCarol DeckerEliminated on 2 January

Singer Russell Watson was originally supposed to be participating on the series with Hollyoaks actress, Loui Batley. However, after having had surgery to remove a tumour from his brain, he decided to pull out of the competition. Unlike the previous year, however, he was not replaced, so Batley was also dropped from the show.[1]

Jo O'Meara did not participate in the second series as she was taking part in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother at the time.

Contestants received vocal coaching by Joshua Alamu.

The Judges[edit]

The judges were:

Judges' scoring summary[edit]

Bold scores indicate the highest for that week. Red indicates the lowest score. * indicates the couple was in the bottom two or three.

TeamDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
Final
Hannah & Marti2521*2224+27=5127+29=56*30
Brendan & Beverley24242628+30=5826+32=5836
Mark & Sarah26291930+28=58*35+29=6434
John & Jocelyn182522*25+23=48*27+26=53*Eliminated
Julia & Tony17*2924*29+29=58*Eliminated
Luke & Natasha2623*23*Eliminated
Janet & Alexander21*23*Eliminated
Gregg & Carol21*Eliminated

International versions[edit]

These versions of the format are distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.

CountryNameChannelHostsJudgesAir date
 AustraliaIt Takes TwoSeven NetworkGrant Denyer
Terasa Livingstone (2006)
Kate Ritchie (2007)
Erika Heynatz (2008)
Marina Prior
James Valentine
Ross Wilson
Amanda Pelman
28 May 2006 – 22 April 2008
 BelgiumJust the Two of UsvtmStaff Coppens
Evi Hanssen
Dirk Blanchart
Hilde Norga
Sofie
Zaki
21 October 2006 - ?
 China名声大震湖南卫视
 CroatiaZvijezde pjevajuHRTBarbara Kolar
Duško Čurlić
Ksenija Erker
Rajko Dujmić
Martina Tomčić (2007–2009, 2011)
Husein Hasanefendić (2007–2010)
Vanna (2010–present)
7 April 2007 – present
 Czech RepublicDuety… když hvězdy zpívajíCzech TelevisionTereza Kostková (2009)
Aleš Háma (2009)
Michael Prostějovský (2009)
Ota Balage (2009)
Linda Finková (2009)
Lubomír Brabec (2009)
 EstoniaLaulud tähtedegaTV3Marko Matvere (2008)
Karin Rask (2008)
Eda-Ines Etti (2010)
Madis Milling (2010)
Jaanus Nõgisto (2008)
Anu Tali (2008)
Jüri Makarov (2008)
Mihkel Raud (2010)
Maarja-Liis Ilus (2010)
Peeter Rebane (2010)
5 October 2008 – 16 May 2010
 GreeceJust the Two of Us[2]Mega ChannelGiorgos Kapoutzidis (2010)
Doukissa Nomikou (2010)
Zeta Makrypoulia (2014)
Dimitris Ouggarezos (2014)
Stefanos Korkolis (2010)
Kostas Tournas (2010)
Athinais Nega (2010)
Lydia Papaioannou (2010)
Giorgos Theofanous (2014)
Roula Koromila (2014)
Dimitris Arvanitis (2014)
Krateros Katsoulis (2014)
17 October 2010 – present
 NetherlandsJust the Two of UsTienLinda de Mol
Gordon
Cornald Maas
Margriet Eshuijs
Rob Stenders
Esther Hart
11 March 2007 – 30 April 2007
 PolandTylko nas dwojePolsatKatarzyna Cichopek
Mariusz Kałamaga
Irena Santor
Tomasz Karolak
Dorota Rabczewska
13 March 2010 – 15 May 2010
 TurkeyŞarkı Söylemek LazımShow TVBehzat Uygur
Zeynep Tokuş
Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz (Season 1)
Erol Büyükburç(Season 1)
Fuat Güner (Season 1)
İnci Çayırlı (Season 1)
Oray Eğin(Season 1)
Eyşan Özhim (Season 1)
Zeynep Talu (Season 2)
Özdemir Erdoğan (Season 2)
Ayşe Özyılmazel (Season 2)
2007-2008
 VietnamCặp đôi hoàn hảoVTV3Thanh Ngọc (season 1)
Phan Anh (season 1)
Trấn Thành (season 2)
Vy Oanh (season 2)
Lê Hoàng (season 1-)
Siu Black (season 1)
Lê Minh Sơn (season 1-)
Lưu Thiên Hương (season 2-)
9 October 2011 – ongoing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watson pulls out of talent show". BBC NEWS. 22 December 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "MEGA TV JUST THE 2 OF US". Megatv.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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