Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie on Board for ABC's 'Duets'

Kelly Clarkson performs at the 2011 iHeartRadio festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Three artists with Nashville connections will be lending their talents to "Duets," a brand new talent series on ABC this summer. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, along with Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, and the legendary Lionel Richie will be part of the new show.

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The show will take Jennifer, Kelly, Lionel and Robin out of the judges' panel and onto the stage. They will each choose two singers to be their duet partners. Together, they will take the stage with their duet partner each week and perform in front of a live studio audience.

In the end, only one duet will be at the top of the charts and the winning amateur will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

Look for "Duets" to premiere this summer.