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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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31.

Honcho    

Are we really that short of living musical legends that we have to resort to dead ones already?

2748 days ago
32.

Virginia    

Somehow i dont think "If I can Dream" is a Celine Dion " song. THe part where she is standing next to Elvis sounds really hokey.

2748 days ago
33.

KAT    

LOUDNESS DOES NOT MEAN GOOD. CELINE DION DOES NOT SING, SHE YELLS! WHY DO THESE NO TALENTS HAVE TO STEAL THE WORK OF A PERSON WHO ACTUALLY HAD A VERY FINE SINGING VOICE? A DUET? GOD FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!

2747 days ago
34.

Brian Quinn    

This is GREAT news. Elvis, the Greatest Artist of All-Time singing together with one of the most talented singers of today. The song 'If I Can Dream' is an Elvis classic and specially written for his 1968 TV Special.

Everyone should tune in to watch this.

2747 days ago
35.

Gameshow    

If Celine came back to canada,you folks wouldn't have any talent.ie;Whitney Houston,William Hung,Sanjaya,Whitney can't stay off her cocaine long enough to sing a sentence, or have a clear mind to have some smuck drag her off to a gig.Oh I forgot ,she's a washed up drag Queen. Signed Canada EH !!!!!!!!!!!!

2747 days ago
36.

Gameshow    

Jealously is so hard to take,I feel for you americans,Celine ALLLLWAYS has her s*it together.As far as I know she hasn't flubbed yet ! Now some of your other Performers ???? lets talk about those ahhhhh so called talent. sigh ! Canada (Game Show)

2747 days ago
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Gameshow    

Jealously is so hard to take,I feel for you americans,Celine ALLLLWAYS has her s*it together.As far as I know she hasn't flubbed yet ! Now some of your other Performers ???? lets talk about those ahhhhh so called talent. sigh ! Canada (Game Show)

2747 days ago
38.

craig    

Look, there is Elvis then there is everyone else. Now his charitable spirit will live on. The man sold a billion records, and that's more than anyone ever. His home is toured by almost a million people every year. That is 2nd only to The White House. These are facts and you can't get around them no matter how much you argue. When Elvis did a song it came from his heart and Soul, while most today, it's just about Ego. Get over it people, there will never be another one greater than Elvis! Enjoy tonights duet which will probably break televison records.

2746 days ago
39.

Jan Pootemans    

Man this sounds great, Elvis the man the king with Celine Dion...it is just wonderful!!!
I am from Belgium and it is a shame that some Americans forgot about their heritage and the things Elvis did to shook up this world.Young people don't realize what he ment for so many of us and for today's singers in general, open your eyes and stop looking at Elvis the way he was in the late 70 but .He inspired the world!!! I for one, although i can't watch the show, am trilled that a talent like Celine is looking at Elvis while knowing what a talent this man was and still is!

2746 days ago
40.

Me    

I can't stand Celine, but I do have to admit that was pretty neat. ELVIS LIVES!!!!!!!!

2746 days ago
41.

Texas Boomer    

It wasn't bad. I dug it.

babyboomer from Texas

2746 days ago
42.

Audrey    

It was AWESOME! Elvis is a legend and it was awesome to see him on stage as if he were still with us. The only thing that would have made it better is if the duet would have been with Lisa Marie as she did in a concert in Memphis. ELVIS IS THE TRUE AMERICAN IDOL!

2746 days ago
43.

tammi    

I love ,love love loved,Elvis and ill watch him anyway anywhere,anytime,and that was sensational........He was The most Best Looking Guy EVER!!!! no one will EVER EVER be as GOOD LOOKING or AS TALENTED !!!!!!!! Even from the otherside he rocks! Elvis Lives on forever,Thanks American Idol This was the BEST show EVER! p.s. I hope Blake wins,Jordan needs to go home ,her last song ,she wasn't even understandable and she was just loud!

2746 days ago
44.

Kenny B    

Very Cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing technology.

2746 days ago
45.

Valerie    

Que de beaux mots negatifs sur ce site.... Merci pour toutes les personnes qui ont aimé.

2746 days ago
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