October 20, 2012 // Show # 1363

Let It Be Us

2012 Prairie Home Duet Singing Contest

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll wrap up our fall run at The Fitzgerald Theater with the 2012 Prairie Home Duet Singing Contest. Six duos will compete for your vote (including response from our live audience in the venue and on the internet), the grand prize, and the coveted Silver Water Tower trophy. (If your local public radio station delays our live broadcast, you'll need to listen to our live webstream and vote right here at prairiehome.org to participate.) Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Steve Kramer, Dan Newton sits in on accordion with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Ray Marklund Award: Arnaé Batson and Tim McAfee Lewis

3rd Place: The Half Step Sisters

2nd Place: Molly Tuttle and Jack Tuttle

Kaija and Brian Bonde

Avenue Elle

1st Place: MaMuse


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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues, GK talks about tonight's duet contest
    • 00:04:10 Duet Contestants Medley- GK, Pat Donohue, contestants, band
    • 00:09:33 GK explains rules for voting
    • 00:10:42 GK intros and talks with Avenue Elle
    • 00:11:47 Bring Me Back- Avenue Elle
    • 00:15:24 GK intros Arnaé Batson and Tim McAfee-Lewis
    • 00:16:46 Baby I Love You- Arnaé Batson and Tim McAfee-Lewis
    • 00:20:26 English Career script
    • 00:21:25 GK talks with MaMuse
    • 00:23:22 Hallelujah- MaMuse
    • 00:27:04 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:29:42 GK intros The Half Step Sisters
    • 00:32:02 I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate- The Half Step Sisters
    • 00:34:10 English script
    • 00:36:40 GK intros and talks with Molly Tuttle and Jack Tuttle
    • 00:39:16 Kentucky Waltz- Molly Tuttle and Jack Tuttle
    • 00:43:16 Knit script
    • 00:44:36 GK intros Kaija and Brian Bonde
    • 00:46:11 You're Learning- Kaija and Brian Bonde
    • 00:49:55 The Lives of the Cowboys script, with contestants
    • 01:01:10 GK announces voting rules
    • 01:02:01 Intermission- Whiskey and Gin
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:25 Welcome back to the second half, greetings
    • 01:10:00 It Is So Beautiful- GK and band
    • 01:14:40 Spanish Fandango- Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:16:44 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:30:55 Guy Noir script
    • 01:38:50 3rd Place award
      The Half Step Sisters
    • 01:39:32 Ray Marklund Award
      Arnaé Batson and Tim McAfee-Lewis
    • 01:40:18 2nd Place award
      Molly Tuttle and Jack Tuttle
    • 01:40:56 I Wish You Knew- Molly Tuttle and Jack Tuttle with Gary Raynor
    • 01:43:45 Escalator script
    • 01:45:07 Catchup script
    • 01:48:47 1st place winners
    • 01:49:33 Glorious- MaMuse and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:54:00 Credits, You Are My Sunshine/ Back in the USA

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