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Kennedy Center Honors 2021 - Full Performers List, Plus Every Song They're Doing!

The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors special will be airing TONIGHT (June 6) and we have the full list of performers and celebrity presenters who will appear during the show.

The event was filmed a couple weeks ago in Washington, D.C. and the show is going to look a lot different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gloria Estefan will be hosting the show, which airs at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. It will also be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.

Estefan, who received a Kennedy Center Honors in 2017, previously hosted the show in 2018.

The 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors show is actually the event that was intended to take place in 2020. The event is traditionally held in early December every year.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Garth Brooks' 'The Dance' While Honoring Him at Kennedy Center Honors 2021 (Video)

Kelly Clarkson recently honored Garth Brooks with a performance at the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors and we have a clip to share before the show airs this weekend!

The 39-year-old American Idol winner performed “The Dance,” which is a song that is very special to her.

Garth was a guest on Kelly‘s daytime talk show recently and she told him how the song helped her cope with her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.

“I couldn’t quite nail down the feeling,” Kelly previously said on her show. “I was, like, well, you don’t want to crap on it. Like, you don’t want to say that didn’t count or matter, but you don’t know what to put in it because it didn’t work out how you wanted and so, anyway, I kid you not, I was listening to my playlist and ‘The Dance’ came on and I was like, ‘No, that’s the thing. That’s it.’”

The other honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors event this year are Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Dick Van Dyke, and Midori.

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Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Allen, & More Among Kennedy Center Honors 2021 Recipients!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2021 honorees!

Five honorees were selected to receive the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements, the organization announced on Wednesday, January 13.

This year’s honorees are choreographer and actress Debbie Allen, singer-songwriter Garth Brooks, actor Dick Van Dyke, singer-songwriter Joan Baez, and violinist Midori.

The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors will be held from May 17 to May 22. Due to COVID restrictions, The Kennedy Center is planning for in-person medallion ceremonies with a limited audience, along with several virtual events. However, plans may change depending on the state of the pandemic in the spring.

“This past year has taught us many things, including the need to be flexible and adaptable,” Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement via THR. “They say necessity is the mother of all invention. The unusual circumstances inspired and opened up new ways for us to present a deeper experience, and hopefully understanding, of the art and lifetime work of our Honorees. 2020 has also shined a bright light on the impact of how art and culture speak to our collective human experience. It can meet us at any moment and sustain us during the most challenging days.”

CBS will be airing a primetime special of The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors on June 6th.