“American Idol” Charity Show To Raise The Standards Of Bad Taste

Apr 23rd, 2007 // 6 Comments

celine.jpgPerhaps you were too traumatized by the loss of Sanjaya to remember the moment on last Wednesday’s American Idol when Ryan Seacrest teased a duet between two “musical legends” on this Wednesday night’s telethon extravaganza (which we’ll be liveblogging). We didn’t; hey, we even made a stupid joke about the duet turning out to be Celine Dion singing alongside the lead singer of Hinder. Well, as it turns out, we were half-right about the duet’s participants; Dion is, in fact, involved. The other half? Let’s just say that the choice of performer is almost in worse taste than selecting the Hinder guy. From TMZ:

“American Idol” will raise the dead on Wednesday and feature a performance with Celine Dion and …

Elvis Presley?!

While “A.I.” teased their “Idol Gives Back” charity benefit by revealing that “two of the biggest stars in musical history come together,” sources at last week’s taping tell TMZ that Celine sang Elvis Presley’s hit, “If I Can Dream” — with an Elvis impersonator! Ugh! But we’re told the impersonator was just used as a stand-in, and what you will actually see when the show airs is Celine singing with a virtual Elvis — in the vein of Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” Unbelievable!

Unbelievable, indeed. After all, shouldn’t it at least have a 3-D component to really be historic?

Celine & Elvis’ “Idol” Duet from the Grave [TMZ]

  1. Hallux Valgus

    @dennisobell: hmm, that’s a good point. On second thought, I’m just going to turn off the TV and hide under my bed with my laptop. I’ll read the liveblog and wait for Maura to give the all clear.

  2. Halfwit

    They’ve built some kinda of ad-skip blocker into my Direct TV DVR, so doing a 30 second skip would just lock me into some “Groundhog Day”-esque death-spiral of close-ups of the tendons in Celine’s neck.

    Hyphenate enough?

  3. twenty-four hour priapism

    Don’t you guys get it? This is obviously a ruse to get Elvis out of hiding. If he’s still alive, he’ll intervene to make sure this never happens.

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