Carrie Underwood and Elton John are set to perform at the Emmys, according to a CBS promo.
There is an Emmys press conference scheduled for Wednesday, so watch this space for more info on what to expect from the telecast.
Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, will host the 2013 Emmys will on on CBS Sunday at 8 pm. We’ll be live blogging the event right here!
UPDATE: Carrie will perform songs from the 60s
65th EMMY® AWARDS” TO HONOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1963 TELEVISION MILESTONES
Sept. 18, 2013- The 65TH EMMY® AWARDS will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of two events that changed the face of our world during the live telecast on Sunday, Sept. 22, (8:00 PM, ET / 5:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Six-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle will present a moving tribute to television’s role in the assassination coverage of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, and then connect that event to the performance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show merely 80 days later on Feb. 9, 1964. Both of these historic events are often mentioned together as two of the most significant television moments in history, and the segment on the Emmy telecast will explore the tie between them.
Following Cheadle’s presentation, six-time Grammy® Award-winning artist Carrie Underwood will honor the music of the era with a special performance.
“To have an opportunity to look back at a time that represented television’s finest hour in a program that celebrates so many of this year’s achievements is what makes the Emmys special,” said Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich. “We are certain that viewers will enjoy this special tribute.”
In addition to the previously mentioned events, 1963 marked the first year that more people got their news from television than from newspapers. It was at this time that network newscasts were expanded from fifteen minutes to a half hour, and the FCC approved the use of the remote control for home viewing.
Watch the promo below.