Elvis Presley’s songs are some of the most well known across the world, and now huge music stars will recreate some of his most loved tunes on stage as part of a one-off TV tribute concert following what would have been his 84th birthday.
Everyone from Aussie great Keith Urban and global superstar Ed Sheeran to Josh Groban, John Legend and Jennifer Lopez will perform the singer’s hits for NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute later this month, putting their own spin on everything from ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’, to ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘A Little Less Conversation’.
They will be joined on stage by Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley, while rare footage of the singer will be shown on screen along with in-depth interviews with his former wife Priscilla.
The two-hour concert, which will be hosted by The Voice coach Blake Shelton, marks 50 years since Elvis himself starred on-screen in his legendary ’68 Comeback Special’ on NBC, and it is set to air in the US on Sunday, February 17.
While Keith may be well-known for his country music hits, he will take on a completely new sound as he’s set to perform ‘Burning Love’ as well as ‘Baby, What You Want Me to Do’ alongside Post Malone in a surprise duet.
Keith shared a photo of them both on stage together on Twitter recently, writing: “[email protected] – had THE best time jamming with u Posty- let’s hit that again somewhere! – KU #ElvisAllStarTribute • 2.17.19 • @nbc.”
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran will take on classic ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, John Legend will recreate ‘A Little Less Conversation’, Carrie Underwood and Yolanda Adams will perform a special gospel medley, and Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Shelton and Underwood will all join forces for a medley of ‘If I Can Dream’.
Others stars taking to the stage include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez and Pistol Annies.
Alongside the TV special, RCA/Legacy Recordings will also release ‘The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special’ album which will include a collection of Presley’s performances from the original 1968 show.
No air date has been set yet for Australia.