News circulated that Michael Jackson would be awarded a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s 52nd Annual Grammy Award show. News was also discussed that a tribute would take place honoring the memory and the impact that Michael Jackson has had on music. Today, new details are emerging as to what viewers can expect to see with the tribute.
The New York Times reports that through speaking with Ken Ehrlich, the Grammy telecast’s co-executive producer, Michael Jackson was wanted last year by the show to commemorate Thriller’s 25th anniversary. According to the NYTimes, “This year, Jackson will be a focal point of the show, with an unprecedented posthumous tribute. The Grammys will broadcast a 3-D clip the singer made for his hit ”Earth Song,” a video that was to be integral to his comeback concerts in London in July 2009. Usher, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson will perform alongside the clip, which Ehrlich says will be the first time an awards show will feature 3-D.” Elrich says: “There are these incredible images of the beauties of nature, and then they are seen through the eyes of a little girl, and that girl falls asleep and when she wakes up, she is witness to the destruction of nature. It’s all about questioning what our values are.”
Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said of MJ receiving the Lifetime Achievement award: “This is the one award from us that Michael never received.”
According to the NYTimes: “Viewers can get free 3-D ”Grammy” glasses from Target stores nationwide from Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, when the 52nd annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS (8 p.m. EST). Ehrlich says TV viewers can see the clip without the glasses, but won’t see the 3-D effect.”
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