There will be a lot of golden tonsils on display at the Sept. 18 Emmy Awards.
Donald Trump and William Shatner, for starters, will compete as vocalists in a competition being called “Emmy Idol,” in which they will belt out classic TV themes.
On the CBS Web site the public can vote on the choices of songs to be performed. Among those who’ll perform them: Kristen Bell, who’ll do the theme to Fame, and Gary Dourdan and Macy Gray, set for a duet of “Movin’ on Up,” from The Jeffersons.
Trump gets to do the “Green Acres” theme with Will & Grace‘s Megan Mullally, while Shatner’s partner will be opera’s Frederica von Stade. They’re set to do a vocal rendition of instrumental theme from Star Trek, reports Reuters.
“There are certain television theme songs that are nearly as memorable as the shows connected to them,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
“By jogging memories as well as creating wonderful moments by having them performed on this year’s Emmy show, we think we’re giving viewers one more reason to tune in and be entertainment,” he added.
Ellen DeGeneres will serve as host. Desperate Housewives and Will & Grace are the leading nominees, each with 15 shots at the gold.