'Duets': Robin Thicke And Olivia Chisolm Aren't Up To Beyonce, But Who Was Sent Home? (VIDEO)

06/08/2012 02:40 am ET | Updated Jun 08, 2012

On "Duets" (Thu., 8 p.m. ET on ABC) it's as much about successfully being able to partner vocally than it is about the voice alone. That could explain why a very talented singer wound up the first eliminated. It wasn't for lack of talent, but rather a lack of vocal chemistry with their partner.

It was a tough night for Robin Thicke, who found himself singing Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" with partner Olivia Chisolm. He chose the song to try and help her find her inner diva, and maybe some confidence as well. Instead, Thicke quickly proved why he didn't go into hip hop, while Olivia just couldn't live up to the original. PopCrush called it a "nuclear hot mess."

But Thicke and Chisolm came through the performance with enough support from the other judges to avoid elimination. Unfortunately, he didn't have as much success with an awkward partnership on "Killing Me Softly" with his other contestant, Alexis Foster.

She found herself in the bottom two with Jason Farol, who found confidence on "Hallalujah" with Kelly Clarkson, but it just wasn't strong enough to avoid the bottom two. After an a cappella battle, though, Farol did manage to convince the judges to keep him over Foster, giving "Duets" it's first elimination after three weeks.

See who gets cut next on "Duets," Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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