April 11, 2009

PAS DE DEUX

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're back at Town Hall with this season's talent contest: The Great American Duet Sing-Off. The six pairs of finalists will be singing their hearts out for your vote, the grand prize, a silver water tower trophy, and the title of Wobegon Idol. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Erica Rhodes, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.


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First place winners Anne and Pete Sibley

Lee and Sarah Atkinson receive the second place statue

Third prize goes to Red Heart the Ticker

The winners of the Ray Marklund award, Elizabeth Brown and Connie Renda

Noah and Nathan Rickertsen

Mood Indigo, from Houston, Texas

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues, GK opens
    • 00:05:10 - GK intros Mood Indigo (Susan Elliot and Joe Romano)
    • 00:05:51 - "Sermonette" - Mood Indigo
    • 00:09:11 - SFX script
    • 00:10:38 - GK intros Anne and Pete Sibley
    • 00:12:10 - "Will You Walk With Me" - Anne and Pete Sibley
    • 00:15:41 - GK intros Connie Renda and Elizabeth Brown
    • 00:16:26 - "Sentimental Journey" - Connie Renda and Elizabeth Brown
    • 00:18:48 - Cowboys script
    • 00:21:18 - Book script
    • 00:23:05 - GK intros Nathan and Noah Rickertsen
    • 00:23:46 - "Wake Up Little Susie" - Noah and Nathan Rickertsen
    • 00:26:37 - GK intros Lee and Sarah Atkinson
    • 00:27:20 - "That I Should Know Your Face" - Lee and Sarah Atkinson
    • 00:30:15 - GK intros Red Heart the Ticker (Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons)
    • 00:31:02 - "One Last Tear" - Red Heart The Ticker
    • 00:34:24 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:36:03 - More talk about voting
    • 00:36:28 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:41:25 - "Could You Believe" - Mood Indigo
    • 00:45:15 - "Carry Me Over" - Anne and Pete Sibley
    • 00:48:50 - "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree/You Are My Sunshine" - Elizabeth Brown and Connie Renda
    • 00:51:48 - "Java Jive" - Noah and Nathan Rickertsen
    • 00:54:55 - "Hard Times Come Again Once More" - Lee and Sarah Atkinson
    • 00:58:11 - "Jackknives" - Red Heart the Ticker
    • 01:00:55 - GK announces the start of online voting
    • 01:01:51 - Intermission/"It's a Sin To Tell A Lie" - Shoe Band
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:54 - Greetings
    • 01:07:24 - Erica script
    • 01:15:50 - GK talks about Holy Week
    • 01:17:30 - "Avadim Hayinu" - Richard Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:19:26 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:30:58 - "Blues For Two" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 01:34:42 - SFX script 2
    • 01:38:07 - "Easter Parade" - GK and Walter Bobbie
    • 01:39:40 - GK talks with judges Rob Fisher, Walter Bobbie and Raul Melo, announces winners:
      Ray Marklund: Elizabeth Brown and Connie Renda
      3rd place: Red Heart the Ticker
      2nd place: Lee and Sarah Atkinson
      1st place: Anne and Pete Sibley
    • 01:47:13 - "Pick Up These Chains" - Anne and Pete Sibley (winners)
    • 01:50:13 - Contestants Medley, Goodnight Sweetheart

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