Perhaps 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 …
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?