Watch Adam Lambert–sporting a baby blue pair of suede shoes along with Elvis’ trademark snarl–perform “Blue Suede Shoes” on NBC’s Elvis All Star Tribute special.
The special, which aired on Sunday night (Feb 17), celebrated Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special. The event recreated the iconic night with musical performances, a showcase of rare footage and interviews with Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder, the director of the original special, plus a special appearance from Lisa Marie Presley.
That’s in addition to American Idol season 8 alum, Adam Lambert, who performed a raucous rendition of the King’s version of “Blue Suede Shoes.” Written and initially recorded by rockabilly artist Carl Perkins in 1955, Elvis released his version in 1956.
Watch it here.