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Celine & Elvis' "Idol" Duet from the Grave

4/23/2007 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Celine Dion and Elvis Presley"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!

At the taping, the remaining "Idol" wannabes also sang with Celine and Elvis, but as backup in the choir. Hallelujah! Elvis died nearly thirty years ago, while Celine has been singing at Caesars Palace in Vegas for the last four.

"Idol Gives Back" will help raise money to fight extreme poverty in the U.S. and Africa, and feature artists like Gwen Stefani, P!nk and Josh Groban.

A rep for "American Idol" could not be reached.


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Tommy Dreamer    

wow . maybe ill watch or not . but i doubt it. the should have made it a live performance and got lisa marie presley on the show.

2708 days ago

Tommy Dreamer    

I have a better story for tmz why dont you dig up the old documentary about little tommy dreamer and how somebody from the elvis klan used his check to pay a man to set the harris county courthouse file room on fire in the mid 70's? thats a story id like to know more about.

2708 days ago


You guys are a couple days late with this one!

2708 days ago


Elvis is hands down the greatest and most popular star in history. I hear this will blow us away when we see it. Can't wait. Go Elvis; You are still and always will be The King!

2708 days ago


Oh Plzz....First Ol` Blue Eyes...
and Now Elvis..
I like C.D. but...what is this heck is her obsession with singing with dead singers..does she think all the classic singers are dead and gone and she is so Great a singer that she only sings with the best.. even if they ARE dead.
Get a life...or a least a live singer to sing with.

2708 days ago

Tommy Dreamer    

hey craig the sun is a star elvis was just a man. get over it he is gone.

2708 days ago

Tommy Dreamer    

im so sick of american idol and all of hollywood for that matter . and if elvis was alive today id meet him just so i could kick him in the jewels. then tell him to karate that OLD MAN!

2708 days ago

Tommy Dreamer    

why didnt they get michael jackson are somebody instead of Elvis . think ill set here posting all night on this story. unless tmz stops me. he is the only thing memphis has to show for the last 100 years. yep i have a chip on my shoulder . that old geezer would be bald and his face would sage to the ground if he was still alive unless he had tons of surgery. get a life people , these elvis impersonators are a joke!

2708 days ago

Tommy Dreamer    

its been longer then 5 mins were are my comments?

2708 days ago


You guys obviously haven't heard of Celine's other recordings. This duet will rock, at the end of Wednesday, everyone will appreciate her more. There's a reason why she sold over 200 million albums.

And this news is over one week late, posted @

2708 days ago

Tommy Dreamer    

i dont understand why you people feel the need to give these others your money to hear them flap their gums. i mean really none of the music is that great . i can keep my money and listen to myself flap my jaws for free.

2708 days ago


When she had her baby boy some 6 or whatever years ago, she went all over every TV and media source blabbing about how there's the other fertilized egg sitting in deep freeze waiting to be born - another little bro or sis for junior.

Days and years come and go- and the sibling to La Dion is still frozen solid. Guess money is more important than family n'est pas Celine?

2708 days ago

Coco Chanel    

I am a huge Elvis fan, and I would love it if Lisa Marie would do something like this with her father. I don't think Celine is right for this at all..

2708 days ago


Tommy Dreamer == Don't think you will influence anyone with your rants!!!! If all Michael Jackson fans are like you, maybe that's why they don't have him on. You really sound jealous!!!

2708 days ago
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