Michael Jackson's Memorial Service Line-Up has been announced and it is nothing to sneeze at.
Here is the line-up:
Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain's Got Talent), Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Usher and Stevie Wonder.
That is some tribute line-up is all I can say.-Dr.FB
Last night, the top ten did better than I expected with Motown, but in my opinion, there were some very clear losers. The question is did America agree with me? We will find out tonight, even though we will waste a whole hour before we find out for sure. I can just hope the performances tonight will be worth watching.
Now we are into the tour group, and tonight they are doing the songs from Motown. This is going to be fun to watch some of these people who have no swagger or funk doing Motown. I expect a night of bad renditions of great songs tonight. The mentor tonight is Smokey Robinson, one of the greatest artists to ever walk the planet, so I can only hope he can influence them enough to do a good job tonight.
Matt Giraud opens with "Let's Get it On" From Marvin Gaye, one of my all time favorite songs. I don't say this that often, because this doesn't happen that often, but that actually gave me the chills. That was so unbelievably good. That was a great way to start the show, and I just hope the rest can keep up.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, aka Slim Shady, aka Eminem will induct rap legends Run-DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4 this year.
Eminem will join other presenters Jimmy Page, Flea, Smokey Robinson, and Ron Wood at the ceremonies in Cleveland, Ohio. Slim's been pretty quiet of late, but that's about to change. His next album, Relapse is set to be released May 19.