Friday, January 29, 2010
Lady GaGa to Perform Grammy Duet with Elton John
It has widely been reported that Lady Gaga and Elton John will perform a “memorable” performance when they take to the stage at this years 52nd annual Grammy Awards, which takes place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on January 31.
There are no details regarding the duet as of yet, and Sir Elton John also rejected the offer to spill the beans while at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this week. It is noted that Sir Elton John also performed with Eminem at the Grammy Awards back in 2001.
Contactmusic spoke to a source that said “Elton and Lady Gaga on the same stage is sure to create fireworks, it could be one of the most memorable Grammy performances of all time.”
Eminem, Drake, and Lil Wayne will perform a tribute to Travis Barker at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast, and Jeff Beck and Imelda May will honor Les Paul.
Also newly added to the telecast: Jamie Foxx and T-Pain performing with Slash and Doug E. Fresh; a performance from the cast of Broadway’s “American Idiot” with Green Day; and performances from Roberta Flack, Elton John, and Jennifer Nettles.
The newest presenters announced are Simon Baker, Stephen Colbert, Alice Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Kaley Cuoco, Placido Domingo, Robert Downey Jr., Wyclef Jean, Juanes, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Lea Michelle, Chris O’Donnell, Kate Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest, Seal, Quentin Tarantino, and Keith Urban.
Previously announced performers on the telecast include Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Pink, Maxwell, Lady Antebellum, and the Zac Brown Band.
Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher take part in a 3D tribute to late superstar Michael Jackson. Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli will join up for “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” during a fundraising segment for Haiti. The performance will be available at iTunes after the telecast, with proceeds benefiting Haiti.
Don’t forget to check out the Blender blog Sunday evening for live blogging of the Grammy telecast, beginning at 7 p.m. The show airs on CBS.