Elton John to Perform Tribute to Liberace at the Emmys

By Marc Malkin
|  Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:27 AM PDT
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Elton John will play a tribute to Liberace at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

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Elton John is coming to the Emmys!

The "Rocket Man" singer will perform during the television industry's biggest night of the year on Sept. 22.

Sir Elton will pay tribute to Liberace, whose HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra" is up for 15 Emmys.

The performance, which marks John's first time at the TV awards show, will accompany "Candelabra" nominees Michael Douglas and Matt Damon when they present during the show.

The list of presenters also includes powerhouse duos Kerry Washington and the legendary Diahann Carroll, funnyladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, sisters Zooey and Emily Deschanel, and Allison Janney and Anna Faris.

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"American Horror Story" leads the way in nominations with 17 nods, followed by "Game of Thrones" with 16. Like "Candelabra," NBC's "Saturday Night Live" scored 15. Justin Timberlake is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for his stint on "SNL."

Hosted for the second time by Neil Patrick Harris, the show will air live on CBS from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. ET.

John's appearance coincides with the Sept. 24 release of "The Diving Board," his first studio album in seven years.

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