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For one night only, some of music’s biggest names – from all genres – came together to honor the man we know as The King of Rock ‘n Roll.
Country music was well-represented with Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Pistol Annies, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, and Mac Davis all performing legendary Elvis Presley songs, while Shelton hosts the Elvis All-Star Tribute, which aired on NBC on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
Other performers include John Fogerty, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Groban, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, and Ed Sheeran.
Ever since the tribute was announced, we wondered what each singer would be performing and as the air date gets closer, we find out more information. Check out the complete set list below, according to Billboard.
“Trouble”/”Guitar Man” – Blake Shelton
“Hound Dog” – Shawn Mendes
“Burning Love” – Keith Urban
“Baby, What You Want Me to Do” – Keith Urban & Post Malone
“Jailhouse Rock” – John Fogerty
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ed Sheeran
“Always on My Mind” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Heartbreak Hotel” – Jennifer Lopez
“One Night” – Darius Rucker
“Suspicious Minds” – Blake Shelton
“Love Me Tender” – Alessia Cara
“Memories” – Mac Davis
“A Little Less Conversation” – John Legend
“Are You Lonesome Tonight” – Little Big Town
“Blue Suede Shoes” – Adam Lambert
“Love Me” – Pistol Annies
Hits Medley (“That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Suede Shoes”) – Mac Davis, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton
Gospel Medley (“How Great Thou Art,” “He Touched Me,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carrie Underwood & Yolanda Adams
“Little Sister” – Dierks Bentley
“It’s Now or Never” – Josh Groban
“If I Can Dream” – Elvis Presley, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood
We never thought we’d want to see Carrie Underwood collaborate with Post Malone, but it is really something!
The video starts with Elvis singing his 1968 hit “If I Can Dream” from his 1968 comeback special in a dark room with his name in bright red lights behind him. Underwood took over the next verse, standing in an identical set as the 1968 special.
Since this was filmed in October 2018, she was six months pregnant and looked absolutely stunning while singing the Elvis tune. Mendes sang next, followed by Post Malone, then Darius Rucker, who showcased his insane soulful vocals, going toe-to-toe with The King.
Shelton, wearing a leather jacket, chimed in next, actually getting to share the screen with Presley, who then finished out the song solo.
“Thank you, good night,” The King said, out of breath from his incredible performance. If the other tributes are going to be anything like this one, we can’t wait for the special to air on Sunday!
Watch the incredible performance of “If I Can Dream” below.