Kelly Clarkson Talks "Duets" And Premieres New VideoOnly two weeks before Duets was about to tape its very first episode, the surprising news came over that Lionel Richie had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The show was left scrambling for another superstar to take his place. Luckily, John Legend was up for the challenge. CBS Local caught up with Kelly Clarkson this week and asked about the sudden change. She said even though everyone was disappointed to see Richie go, it turned out to be the best decision for the show and for him.