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December 29, 1998

Costello doing a duet at AMAs with Bacharach

Marc Pollack
The Hollywood Reporter

Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello will perform together Jan. 11 at the 26th annual American Music Awards on ABC. In addition, R&B chart-toppers K-Ci & JoJo will team with Next for the show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Also added to the list of performers are co-host Brandy, who will perform her current top 10 hit, "Have You Ever?" and the Goo Goo Dolls, who will play its top 20 single, "Slide." The show will be co-hosted by Melissa Joan Hart.

Other performers on the show include Backstreet Boys, Blondie with Coolio, Cher, Dixie Chicks, Whitney Houston, Los Tigres Del Norte, Master P with Silkk the Shocker & Mo B Dick, Third Eye Blind and Trisha Yearwood dueting with Garth Brooks.

Brooks will host a special tribute to Award of Merit honoree Billy Joel. Joining in the salute will be Brian McKnight and LeAnn Rimes, who will perform in tribute to Joel.

Added presenters include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" David Boreanaz, Everclear, Kiss and "Melrose Place's" Jack Wagner.

Previously announced presenters include Tatyana Ali, Deborah Cox, Dru Hill, Daisy Fuentes, Isaac Hayes, D.L. Hughley & Elisa Neal of "The Hughleys," Ice Cube, Enrique Iglesias, "ER's" Laura Innes, Toby Keith, Chaka Khan, the Kinleys, "Drew Carey's" Kathy Kinney, Gerald Levert, Bill Maher, Martina McBride, Method Man, Monica, Tia and Tamara Mowry, Shawn Mullins, 'N Sync, Rimes, "Ally McBeal's" Vonda Shepard, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, Sugar Ray, Randy Travis, Steve Wariner, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, the Wilkinsons and "Beverly Hills, 90210's" Ian Zering.

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