Jimmy Kimmel was going hard at reality singing competitions in his ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ monologue on Thursday night (May 24), including the latest which joins him on the ABC lineup – ‘Duets’. The show, which features John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke, joins ‘American Idol’ and ‘The X Factor’ on FOX, as well as ‘The Voice’ on NBC in the genre. Kimmel joked:
We’re excited because we have a new show premiere tonight here on ABC, a singing competition show. It’s about time somebody did one of those.
Each of the new show’s stars say they are in search of undiscovered talent, which I don’t think we have anymore, to be honest with you. In fact, I think we should start forcing some of our existing celebrities back into obscurity.
Here’s how a TV pitch meeting goes. “Ok, so, it’s a singing competition, and…” “Stop right there, we love it. We’re putting it on.”
A new ‘American Idol’ winner for the fourth year in a row is the white kid with the guitar. This one’s name is Phillip Phillips. It will be hard to forget someone with that name, but I have every confidence that we will.