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Elton John to Pay Tribute to Liberace at 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Image courtesy of EltonJohn.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of EltonJohn.com (via ABC News Radio)

When you think of flamboyant, sequin-spangled piano players, two famous musicians immediately come to mind: Elton John and the late Liberace .  Now, Elton is set to pay tribute to Liberace by giving a special performance at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live Sunday, September 22, on CBS.

Elton's homage will help showcase Behind the Candelabra , the HBO biopic about Liberace that's in the running for an impressive 15 Emmys this year.  The film's nominated stars, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon , will be on hand to serve as presenters during the tribute.  The performance will mark John's first-ever appearance at an Emmy ceremony.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles and will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  The event will take place just two days before Elton releases his new album, The Diving Board .

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