Can You Duet: Season 2 Contestants

Thousands of singers came to Nashville's open auditions with the dream of becoming country music's next big duet. Learn more about the top 20 singers who made up the top ten duets on Season 2 of Can You Duet.

Spencer Bartoletti

Duo: Harmon Creek
Hometown: Burgettstown, Pa.
Currently Resides: Burgettstown, Pa.

Spencer Bartoletti, a 22-year-old from Burgettstown, Pa., is one-half of the duo Harmon Creek, which also includes her best friend, Dessa Zuccaro. Although the two spent time in different social circles in high school, they became close when they performed in a school play together. The duo decided to test their musical talents and audition for CMT's Can You Duet with hopes that the competition will give these best friends a start with their musical career. Spencer's musical influences include Taylor Swift, the Wreckers and the Beatles.

Dessa Zuccaro

Duo: Harmon Creek
Hometown: Burgettstown, Pa.
Currently Resides: Burgettstown, Pa.

Dessa Zuccaro, a 21-year-old from Burgettstown, Penn., tried out for CMT's Can You Duet with her best friend, Spencer Bartoletti, and the two formed the duo, Harmon Creek. The aspiring performers became friends during a high school play, and now they are working hard to impress the judges in the hopes they can make it to the finale. Dessa is influenced by strong female singers such as Carrie Underwood, Hayley Williams of Paramore and Taylor Swift.

Chelsee Oaks

Duo: Chelsee & Rob
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

An aspiring singer, Chelsee Oaks can't see herself doing anything else. Coming to Nashville from Traverse City, Mich., Chelsee hopes to share her dream with her duo partner and boyfriend, Rob Bolin. Chelsee is currently employed as a nanny, and her musical influences include Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt and Gillian Welch.

Rob Bolin

Duo: Chelsee & Rob
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Rob Bolin is auditioning for CMT's Can You Duet in support of his duo partner and girlfriend, Chelsee Oaks. A 22-year-old native of Traverse City, Mich., armed with a smooth voice and a love for performing with his guitar, Rob says he gets his musical inspiration from James Taylor, Jim Croce and Cat Stevens.

Mark O'Shea

Duo: O'Shea
Hometown: Queensland, Australia
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Straight from the land down under, 32-year-old Mark O'Shea is competing in CMT's Can You Duet with a musical partner who just happens to be his wife of four years, Jay O'Shea. A native of Queensland, Australia, Mark made some pretty big sacrifices in order for the O'Shea duo to follow their dreams. The couple left their families back in Australia to come to the U.S. and pursue their music careers. Now residents of Nashville, Mark and Jay are trying to find their niche in the Nashville music scene. Mark is influenced by the likes of the Eagles, Garth Brooks and Tom Petty.

Jay O'Shea

Duo: O'Shea
Hometown: Adelaide, Australia
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Being a musician comes naturally for redhead Jay O'Shea, who feels that music chose her at an early age. This Adelaide, Australia, native and current Nashville resident has been singing and writing songs as far back as she can remember. She auditioned for CMT's Can You Duet with husband, Mark as the duo O'Shea. Jay enjoys many different styles of music from artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Olivia Newton-John, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Linda Ronstadt.

Brad Stella

Duo: The Stellas
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Currently Resides: Ontario and Nashville, Tenn.

Brad Stella, 35, from Ontario, Canada, is hoping to win this competition with his wife of six years and musical partner, Marylynne. The two have been trying to make it as a duo in the music industry for 14 years. With two daughters ages 5 and 9, Brad says his entire family enjoys singing and playing music together. Brad has been influenced by groups like the Beatles and Kiss and also enjoys listening to Lyle Lovett and Prince.

Marylynne Stella

Duo: The Stellas
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Marylynne Stella, 34, hopes she and her partner/husband Brad can gain some exposure from CMT's Can You Duet that they would not have otherwise received coming from a small, rural Canadian town. Along with their two kids, the whole family enjoys singing, playing together and discovering all the musical excitement Nashville has to offer. As one-half of the Stellas, Marylynne is inspired by such musical greats as Patty Griffin and Lyle Lovett.

Meghan Linsey

Duo: Steel Magnolia
Hometown: Ponchatoula, La.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

A native of Ponchatoula, La., 23-year-old Meghan Linsey is one-half of the duo Steel Magnolia, a title she shares with boyfriend of three years, Josh Jones. Meghan is currently a karaoke host and loves singing at karaoke bars, which is where she met Josh. Meghan's musical influences include Bekka Bramlett, Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Raitt.

Joshua Scott Jones

Duo: Steel Magnolia
Hometown: Charleston, Ill.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Not afraid to refer to himself as a starving artist, Joshua Scott Jones feels becoming a musician was never something he had to choose. It simply came naturally to him. Growing up listening to Waylon Jennings and the Beatles, this 28-year-old from Charleston, Ill., auditioned for CMT's Can You Duet with girlfriend, Meghan Linsey, as the duo Steel Magnolia. Josh and Meghan met at a karaoke bar, and they have been going strong ever since.

Brandon Green

Duo: JB Rocket
Hometown: Lucedale, Miss.
Currently Resides: Lucedale, Miss.

Brandon Green, 23, is a Mississippi boy from the small town of Lucedale -- population 900. He makes up half of the duo JB Rocket but originally came into the competition with his cousin Dave. While the judges moved them both through to callbacks, only Brandon made it to the big stage with the judges pairing him with Jonathan Cox after hearing them sing together for the first time. Brandon's musical influences include Michael Jackson and Keith Urban.

Jonathan Cox

Duo: JB Rocket
Hometown: Lenoir, N.C.
Currently Resides: Lenoir, N.C.

Jonathan Cox, 18, is part of a close, supportive family from his hometown of Lenoir, N.C. While he split from his original partner at the open call, Jonathan found his current duo partner Brandon Green to form JB Rocket after two previous unsuccessful pairings. Jonathan's musical influences include Justin Timberlake, the Judds and Dottie Rambo.

Keeira Lyn Ford

Duo: Matt & Keeira
Hometown: San Dimas, Calif.
Currently Resides: San Dimas, Calif.

A 24-year-old native of San Dimas, Calif., whose father plays the saxophone for Little Richard, Keeira Lyn Ford has music in her blood. Keeira auditioned for Can You Duet at the open call as a single but found her partner during callbacks when she was paired by the judges with Matt Boggs. Keeira's musical influences include Reba McEntire, Sara Evans and Patsy Cline.

Matt Boggs

Duo: Matt & Keeira
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
Currently Resides: Richardson, Texas

A 23-year-old native of Richardson, Texas, Matt Boggs auditioned for Can You Duet to follow his dream of singing, which his father has always encouraged. The only member of his original duo to make it past open call, Matt was unsuccessfully paired up with two partners before the judges introduced him to Keeira Lyn Ford, and they formed the duo Matt & Keeira. Matt's musical influences include Pat Green, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Texas country in general.

Holly Jackson

Duo: Abby & Holly
Hometown: Pekin, Ind.
Currently Resides: Pekin, Ind.

A farm girl who is not afraid to get dirty, 30-year-old Holly Jackson lives in her hometown of Pekin, Ind., with her 5-year-old son. Holly made it past open calls but had to leave her original partner behind when the judges paired her with Abby Fender to form the Abby & Holly duo. Holly's musical influences include Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Sheryl Crow.

Abby Fender

Duo: Abby & Holly
Hometown: Tyler, Texas
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Abby Fender moved to Nashville from her hometown of Tyler, Texas, where she was a former Texas beauty queen. When she auditioned for Can You Duet, the 25-year-old was split from her original partner at open call. After auditioning solo during callbacks, the judges paired her with Holly Jackson to form the Abby & Holly duo. Abby's musical influences include Wynonna Judd, Stevie Wonder and Reba McEntire.

Ryan Larkins

Duo: Ryan & Avalon
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Growing up the son of a Pentecostal preacher, 22-year-old Ryan Larkins sang for the first time in church in his hometown of Nashville. After being split from his original partner (a friend from church) at the open audition, Ryan met Avalon Peacock during callbacks in the singles room and the two decided to try it out as a duo, and the judges decided to keep them together. Ryan's musical influences include Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Elvis and Chet Atkins.

Avalon Peacock

Duo: Ryan & Avalon
Hometown: Woodstock, N.Y.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Twenty-five-year-old Avalon Peacock grew up the daughter of a musician in Europe and Woodstock. Relocating to Nashville, she found her partner Ryan Larkins during callbacks in the singles room after being split from her original partner. Her musical influences include Jeff Buckley, Björk, Etta James and Elbow.

Memarie Gayle

Duo: Memarie & Kassie
Hometown: Baskin, La.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Memarie Gayle arrived at open calls for Can You Duet as a single but found a partner in the singles room. Unfortunately, that partnership didn't make it past the judges, so they eventually paired her with Kassie Miller, whom Memarie thought was a natural fit. Memarie's musical influences include Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Bonnie Raitt, the Judds, Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn.

Kassie Miller

Duo: Memarie & Kassie
Hometown: Somerville, Ala.
Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

A 26-year-old native of Somerville, Ala., Kassie Miller entered Can You Duet in hopes of launching her music career as a duo with her fiancé Ben. After the two were split at open call, Kassie paired herself with Jonathan Cox during the callback round. Fortunately, the judges didn't agree with her pairing choice and partnered Kassie with her top female choice, Memarie Gayle. Kassie now lives in Nashville where she works as a bartender and tutor to at-risk youth. Kassie's musical influences include Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.