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Kennedy Center Honors 2019 - Performers, Songs, & Honorees Revealed!

Kennedy Center Honors 2019 - Performers, Songs, & Honorees Revealed!

The 2019 Kennedy Center Honors special is airing tonight (December 15) on CBS and we have the full list of performances that you can expect to watch during the show!

LL Cool J, who was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient back in 2017, is hosting the special for the very first time.

The five honorees this year are the musical group Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, children’s television program Sesame Street, and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas.

Tons of major stars will be appearing on stage throughout the special to pay tribute to these great artists. Make sure to tune in at 8/7c on CBS.

Click inside for the full lineup of performers and songs…

2019 Kennedy Center Honors – Performances

LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE
Don Henley – Spoken Tribute
Carrie Underwood – Performs “Blue Bayou”/“When Will I Be Loved”
Kevin Kline – Spoken Tribute
Flor de Toloache – Performs “La Cigarra”
Emmylou Harris – Spoken Tribute
Trisha Yearwood – Performs “You’re No Good”/”Don’t Know Much”
Aaron Neville – Peforms “Don’t Know Much” with Trisha Yeawood

SALLY FIELD TRIBUTE
Steven Spielberg – Spoken Tribute
Maura Tierney – Spoken Tribute
Pierce Brosnan – Spoken Tribute
Tom Hanks – Spoken Tribute

SESAME STREET TRIBUTE
Lucy Liu – Spoken Tribute
Cedric the Entertainer – Spoken Tribute
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Spoken Tribute
Thomas Rhett – Performs “This Is My Street”/”Sing a Song”
Special appearances from Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS TRIBUTE
Lars Ulrich – Spoken Tribute
Teddy Abrams – Spoken Tribute
New World Symphony Alumni Orchestra – Performs “Hoedown” with Teddy Abrams
Debra Winger – Spoken Tribute
Yuja Wang – Performs “You Come Here Often?”
Audra McDonald – Performs “Somewhere”/”Some Other Time”
Tribute Cast – Performs “I Got Rhythm”

EARTH, WIND, & FIRE TRIBUTE
David Foster – Spoken Tribute
John Legend – Performs “Can’t Hide Love”
David Copperfield – Spoken Tribute
Cynthia Erivo – Performs “Fantasy”/”Reasons”
Ne-Yo – Performs “Shining Star”/”Sing a Song”
Jonas Brothers – “Boogie Wonderland”
Finale Tribute Performance – “September”

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