Jennifer Nettles Holds Down Two Top Spots on Duets

"I just shine a flashlight," Sugarland lead singer says humbly as she dominates new TV singing show.

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Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is representing country music in a sweet sweet way on the new ABC singing contest Duets.

Once again, her two duet partners landed in the two top spots Wednesday night (June 20).

In fact, that marks the fifth straight week that Jennifer's R&B partner, J. Rome, has been atop the leader board. And J. Rome did it with "I Will Always Love You."

But it was Jennifer's second partner, John Glosson, from Jennifer's hometown in Georgia, who really wowed the crowd with his version of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." It drew a standing ovation, even from judge/pop singer Robin Thicke, not always a huge John Glosson supporter in past episodes.

The judges also gave Jennifer the credit she deserved for singing her butt off, with Kelly Clarkson specifically mentioning the country singer's talents on high notes after the Celine Dion cover.

Jennifer remained humble: "I just shine the flashlight," she said.

In coming weeks, viewers will get to vote, so it'll be interesting to see if J. Rome can hold on to that top spot and ride it all the way through to the end.

 

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