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Dubious 'Duets'

Some novice singers on ''Celebrity Duets'' have pro experience -- Can you guess who's studied opera?

Fox claims the contestants pairing with pros on its Celebrity Duets reality competition (premiering Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.) are novice singers — but a few have microphones in their career closets. See if you can match these stars up with their musical resumes.

1) CHRIS JERICHO

2) ALFONSO RIBEIRO

3) HAL SPARKS

4) LUCY LAWLESS

5) JAI RODRIGUEZ

(A) Known to cover KISS songs as lead singer and guitarist of the ever-so-aptly named metal group Zero 1.

(B) Studied opera for four years, crooned on Broadway in Grease, and once serenaded Rosie O'Donnell.

(C) Released the dance single ''Love Is Good,'' which, incidentally, was not. Also sang on Broadway in Rent.

(D) Covers KISS songs as frontperson of heavy metal band (and from here on out, major Zero 1 rivals) Fozzy.

(E) Starred in The Tap Dance Kid and released a slew of singles, including ''Sneak Away With Me'' and ''Time Bomb.''

ANSWER KEY Chris Jericho (D); Alfonso Ribeiro (E); Hal Sparks (A); Lucy Lawless (B); Jai Rodriguez (C)

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints
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