The Grammys are planning a Lionel Richie surprise for Monday night, following Lionel’s big Saturday night MusiCares Person of the Year dinner.
They’ve drafted Meghan Trainer, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and John Legend from the MusiCares show to perform a tribute to Lionel on the Grammys. They say the quartet will do a mini history medley of Richie’s many hits from the Commodores right through his solo career. I wish they’d ask Kenny Rogers to sing “Lady,” but no one asked me.
Then the big news: Lionel will perform a “surprise version” of one of his hits. Knowing Ken Ehrlich’s penchant for putting together unusual duos, I’d wager that Lionel and Adele sing “Hello” to each other. That would stop the show and cause mayhem. Otherwise, it’s possible the big surprise is a “We Are the World” with all the artists on the show joining in.
Either way, it should be good TV.