Are you ready to see some of your favorite veteran and contemporary music stars pay tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley? On Sunday, NBC airs the Elvis All-Star Tribute special, featuring performances by everyone from John Fogerty and Mac Davis to Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Carrie Underwood.
The program, hosted by Blake Shelton, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ legendary 1968 “Comeback Special,” where Presley performed rocking production numbers and an intimate, stripped-down set wearing black leather.
To get a taste of what’s in store, a new video of the special’s closing number has debuted, featuring a star-studded rendition of Presley’s “If I Can Dream.” The clip opens with footage of Elvis performing the song in ’68, then transitions to Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Shelton and Underwood singing a different verse in front of a similar backdrop to the one Presley had.
The new rendition of the song also was released digitally today, and is included in a brand-new compilation titled The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special featuring highlights from the original 1968 show.
Other performances on the new special include Fogerty singing “Jailhouse Rock,” Lambert belting out “Blue Suede Shoes,” Legend singing “A Little Less Conversation,” and Davis performing “Memories,” a song that Mac co-wrote especially for Elvis in 1968.
Elvis All-Star Tribute, which was taped in October, airs Sunday from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.
Here’s the track list of The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special:
“Trouble/Guitar Man” (Opening)*
“All Shook Up”*
“Can’t Help Falling In Love”*
“Don’t Be Cruel”*
“Blue Suede Shoes”*
“Baby, What You Want Me to Do”*
“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”*
“Love Me Tender”*
“Trying to Get to You”*
“A Little Less Conversation”
“If I Can Dream” — featuring Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton
* = live.
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