Supriya Ghosh (Editor)

It Takes Two (Australian TV series)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
6.2
/
10
1
Votes
Alchetron
6.2
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

6.7/10 TV

Original language(s)  English
Original network  Seven Network
Final episode date  22 April 2008
5.6/10 IMDb

Country of origin  Australia
No. of seasons  3
First episode date  28 May 2006
Number of seasons  3
Running time  approx 90 to 120 minutes per episode (including commercials)
Picture format  576i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Awards  Gold Logie Award for Best Personality on Australian Television
Nominations  Logie Award for Best Presenter, Logie Award for Most Popular Reality Program
Genres  Entertainment, Reality television
Similar  Home and Away, Dancing with the Stars, Getaway, Australia's Got Talent, The Great Outdoors

Jolene anderson on it takes two week1


It Takes Two, a music singing competition show, is the Australian version based on the original UK series Just the Two of Us, which ran for three seasons from 2006 until 2008.

Contents

It takes two cast returns to perform at finale


Concept

The show pairs celebrities with professional singers who each week compete against each other in a sing-off to impress a panel of judges and ultimately the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination.

Through both telephone and SMS voting, viewers vote for the duo they think should remain in the competition. Judges' scores are also taken into account and are combined with the viewer votes when determining which duos stay and go each week.

The show was originally referred to in the media as Singing with the Stars, partly because of the similarity in concept to Dancing with the Stars.

Grant Denyer hosted It Takes Two between 2006 and 2008 with a various of female co-hosts such as Terasa Livingstone, Kate Ritchie and the most recent host from the 2008 series Erika Heynatz.

All three grand finales ended with all contestants, judges and hosts singing the song "It Takes Two".

On air

Regular judges
  • Marina Prior
  • James Valentine
  • Ross Wilson
  • Amanda Pelman
  • Musical conductor
  • Chong Lim
  • Guest judge
  • Daryl Braithwaite (Guest judge in season 2)
  • Dannii Minogue (Guest judge in season 3)
  • Co-hosts
  • Erika Heynatz (2008)
  • Kate Ritchie (2007)
  • Terasa Livingstone (2006)
  • Series One (2006)

    The first series premiered on Sunday 28 May 2006 and concluded on Sunday 6 August 2006. It featured the following celebrities:

    Judges' scores

    Scorecard
    Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week. Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.      indicates the couples eliminated that week      indicates the winning couple.      indicates the runner-up couple

    EP = Episode
    S = Swing, P = Pop, R = Rock, M = Movies/Musicals, R&R = Rock & Roll, N1 = Number Ones, B = Ballad, D = Disco, C = Country, PR = Professional Hit, R&B = R&B, FA = Fast, SL = Slow, J = Journey.

    Erika Heynatz and her partner David Hobson were eventually declared the winners, defeating Sarah Ryan and her partner, Guy Sebastian.

    Average chart

    This chart is based on the celebrities averages and not their place in the competition.

    Season summary

  • There was no episode broadcast on 11 June due to the Seven Network's coverage of a rugby union international between Australia and England, therefore there were no contestant eliminations for that week.
  • On 23 July, Larry Emdur was the fill-in host for Grant Denyer. This was due to Denyer's commitments in the second tier of the V8 Supercars series.
  • Nick Lachey was a special guest in the grand finale on 6 August, who performed "What's Left of Me".
  • Series Two (2007)

    The second series premiered on Tuesday, 8 May 2007 and concluded on Tuesday, 10 July 2007. It featured the following celebrities:

    Judges' scores

    1Week 6 featured a guest judge (Daryl Braithwaite), and scores were out of 50.
    2Contestants in weeks 8 & 9 performed two songs, resulting with two scores out of 40, and added to out of 80.
    3Contestants in the grand finale performed three songs, with three scores out of 40, and added out of 120.

    Average chart

    This chart is based on the celebrities averages and not their place in the competition.

    Season summary

  • It was reported that celebrities Laura Csortan and Candice Falzon also auditioned, but were turned down for a "lack of basic singing ability".
  • Kate Ritchie, a contestant in series one, also replaced Terasa Livingstone as co-host for this series.
  • New singing partners included Anthony Callea, David Campbell and Kate Ceberano, replacing Guy Sebastian, Glenn Shorrock and Karen Knowles.
  • On 15 May, Larry Emdur was the fill-in host for Grant Denyer. In this episode, Kate Ritchie made a comment that when he was the host last time, she got voted out from last series.
  • On 12 June, the show featured a guest judge, (Daryl Braithwaite)
  • On 26 June, the show featured a special guest, Michael Bublé who sang songs from his new album, Call Me Irresponsible.
  • Series Three (2008)

    The third series of It Takes Two commenced on Tuesday, 12 February 2008 on Seven. The following celebrities and singers are performing, and confirmation of partners are now known. In addition, Erika Heynatz, winner of Season 1 of the series is the new co-host alongside Grant Denyer.

    Judges' scores

    1Week 5 featured a guest judge (Dannii Minogue), and scores were still out of 40. She replaced Ross Wilson for the week, as he was unable to attend.
    2Contestants in weeks 8 & 9 performed two songs, resulting with two scores out of 40, and added to out of 80.
    3Contestants in the grand finale will perform three songs, with three scores out of 40, and added out of 120.

    Average chart

    This chart is based on the celebrities averages and not their place in the competition.

    Season summary

  • Despite being turned down for a lack of basic singing ability in Series 2, ironwoman Candice Falzon is one of the contestants in Series 3.
  • New singing partners in this series are Ricki-Lee Coulter, Ian Moss and Adam Harvey, replacing Paulini Curuenavuli, Dave Gleeson and Troy Cassar-Daley.
  • Kate Ritchie declined to return for the third season of the show.
  • Scott Draper, Mark Wilson, Julia Morris, John Mangos, and Russell Robertson appeared on the Deal or No DealIt Takes Two special, which also aired on the Seven Network during the week of 3 February 2008.
  • On 18 March 2008, a countdown special of It Takes Two aired for one hour highlighting each singing duos journey the final six have had throughout their stint in Series 3. Hence, no live performances were aired, therefore no contestant was eliminated that week.
  • Ratings

    Series 1 was a hit for the Seven Network, providing them with solid numbers post 7:30 pm, where on a Sunday; Seven has had little success up against the Nine Network's 60 Minutes, and Big Brother and Australian Idol on Network Ten.

    Series 2 moved to a new night and time in 2007: 7:30 pm Tuesdays, airing in the slot usually occupied by the highly successful Dancing with the Stars. The premiere ranked third for the night, averaging 1.5 million viewers, behind Seven's news programming and ahead of a special extended edition of Nine's 20 to 1 episode "Great Movie One-Liners". The show has now managed to stay in the top 3 of the rating, and has been proved to be very successful for the Seven Network.

    In Series 3, with only one season of Dancing with the Stars to air later in 2008, It Takes Two was moved to February, however retains the highly successful timeslot of 7:30 pm on Tuesdays.

    References

    It Takes Two (Australian TV series) Wikipedia


    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L