It was announced last year, but now we have details on NBC’s planned tribute to Elvis Presley.
Elvis All-Star Tribute will air February 17 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. It was taped in October, and features stars of various musical genres, including John Fogerty, Mac Davis, pop artists like Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert, rapper Post Malone, and country stars like Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood.
The special, hosted by Shelton, will create the look and feel of The King’s legendary ’68 “Comeback Special,” where he performed both stand-up, rocking numbers and a more intimate, stripped-down set wearing black leather.
The performances include Fogerty singing “Jailhouse Rock,” Lambertbelting out “Blue Suede Shoes,” Legend singing “A Little Less Conversation,” Lopez singing “Heartbreak Hotel,” Groban crooning “It’s Now or Never,” Mendes singing “Hound Dog,” Underwood and Yolanda Adams paying tribute to Elvis’ gospel songs, and Urban duetting with Malone on “Baby What You Want Me to Do.” The special also will feature Davis singing “Memories,” a tune he wrote especially for Presley.
Elvis’ widow Priscilla Presley will appear on the special, as will his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
Along with the special, an album called The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special will be released on February 15. It’ll include 15 Presley performances from the ’68 broadcast, three studio recordings of songs that appear in the special, and a new version of “If I Can Dream,” feature Elvis’ original vocals plus those of Underwood, Mendes, Rucker, Shelton and Malone.
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