I thought three performances shined above the others Sunday night on the tribute to Elvis’ 68 Special.
Keith Urban and Post Malone — “Baby, What You Want Me to Do”
Urban nailed this song with a little help from Post Malone. I had no idea Keith Urban was such a great guitar slinger. Just a wonderful job on one of my favorite Elvis songs.
JENNIFER LOPEZ — “HEARTBREAK HOTEL”
Wow, what a performance. Jennifer Lopez had that skin tight body suite, the wind machine blowing her hair, and just the right amount of attitude. I loved the lip curls, and I could have watched a whole lot more of her shaking her booty. Very hot.
Darius Rucker — “One Night”
This man started out in rock ‘n roll with Hootie and the Blowfish, now he is a country star, and if he wanted to, he could be a blues master. He did just a perfect amount of howlin’ on “One Night.”
I also like the production they put together for the opening number TROUBLE/Guitar Man. The way they started with the original footage of Elvis, then seamlessly switched to Blake Shelton, and back again several times. Very well done.
And I like the Elvis photo montage they showed while Mac Davis sang “Memories.”
I did not like Shawn Mendes’ version of “Hound Dog.”
And I was disappointed with the version of “Love Me” done by Miranda Lambert and the other two ladies introduced as the Pistol Annies.
“Love Me” is another of my favorite Elvis songs, and he set a high standard. I’m sorry, but they just didn’t measure up.
All in all, I enjoyed the concert and look forward to watching it again when it shows up on YouTube.
If you have different favorites, please put them on comments.
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