Thursday, March 26, 2009

Joss Stone Sings Duet with Smokey Robinson

In celebrity news tonight, Joss Stone sang her much-anticipated duet with Smokey Robinson on the American Idol show. Many people have been wondering about Smokey Robinson's age, so I did a little search to see if I could track this down -- it turns out that he's 69. Wow!

Out of curiosity, I looked up the age on Joss Stone also -- she's only 21. Hmmmm....anyway, here's a clip from the The L.A. Times music blog about the American Idol performance:

The 69-year-old will debut “You’re the One for Me,” a duet with Joss Stone from his forthcoming record, "Time Flies When You're Having Fun," which is tentatively scheduled to drop in May.

“I first met Joss in England when she was about 15,” Robinson said by phone today. “She’s just incredible, and her voice is so powerful.”

The former Miracles member said the two recorded the tune together in New York last year. And Stone isn’t the only guest Robinson has slated to appear on his forthcoming disc either. The “Tears of a Clown” singer has lined up India.Arie and Carlos Santana to appear on other tracks.

“I had a few people in mind for this project,” said Robinson, who added that he had been slowly putting together original songs (and a version of Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why”) for the record over the last three years.

So who would Robinson like to see take “Idol” this year? Could it be Adam Lambert, to whom he gave a standing ovation for the contestant's shockingly elegant take on "Tracks of My Tears"?

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