Alicia Keys in collaboration with blues icon Bonnie Raitt, have been tapped to perform an Etta James tribute at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Etta James recently passed away after her battle with leukaemia and, as is utterly appropriate, the Recording Academy have decided to pay their respects to the iconic R&B star with a tribute at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Alicia Keys has been confirmed as the live tribute act to Etta at this year’s Grammy Awards. The ‘New York’ singer definitely has the powerful vocals necessary to hit Etta’s highest notes, but we have yet to know which song she will tackle. Christina Aguilera already performed ‘At Last’ at James’ funeral, whilst Kelly Clarkson is well known for blasting out ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’; will Keys take on one of Etta’s lesser known hits, or add her own spin to one of these two power ballads? (Pop Dash)
The Grammy Awards take place on February 12!