Amy Winehouse Tribute With Tony Bennett Planned For 2011 MTV VMAs

Becky Bain | August 24, 2011 7:26 am

Britney Spears won’t be the only artist to score a tribute at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Amy Winehouse will be honored at Sunday’s awards show by her “Body And Soul” duet partner Tony Bennett, as well as by musical performances.

Bennett, who hasn’t appeared on the MTV VMAs since 1993, will introduce video footage from he and Amy’s studio session as they recorded “Body And Soul” for Bennett’s upcoming Duets II album. There will also be musical performances in honor of the late singer with names yet to be announced. (Maybe we’ll get to hear nominees Lady Gaga or Adele perform a cover of one of Amy’s hits, as they’ll be in the house anyway?)

“Our family is honored that the VMA’s are giving Amy this wonderful tribute,” Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse said. “We know that Amy’s performance of ‘Rehab’ at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amy’s worldwide success.”

[Via Rolling Stone]