Former “The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine are intently tied to basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s Shaquille O’Neal Foundation started internet hosting “The Event” at MGM Grand Garden final 12 months, when the four-time NBA champion carried out a duet of “Since U Been Gone” with former “Voice” coach, Kelly Clarkson.
The particulars for the second annual occasion have been launched on August 19 on the Foundation’s web site. This 12 months, one other ex-Voice coach, Adam Levine, shall be performing on the charity fundraiser along with his band, Maroon 5. Shaq positively desires to duet with Levine this time round, based on Las Vegas Review Journal.
“We may see Shaq up once more, for ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ ‘Memories,’ or ‘Sugar’ when the show returns Oct. 1,” the outlet teases. According to the Journal, O’Neal mentioned in a current interview in his Summerlin workplace, “If the good Adam Levine desires me to return onstage and sing a Maroon 5 music, I’m positively coming onstage…I positively wish to come onstage.”
About the Event
The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation, as said on its web site, “creates pathways for underserved youth to assist them obtain their full potential. The Foundation works to instill hope and produce about change in communities, collectively shaping a brighter future for our kids.”
Last 12 months’s Event raised $3 million for Boys & Girls Clubs of America in addition to Communities in Schools. According to Las Vegas Review Journal, “The funds have been break up between Shaq’s two residence cities, Las Vegas and Atlanta.” In addition, “a sizeable chunk of that cash funded the Shaq Courts at Doolittle in central Las Vegas, three weeks after The Event was held.”
This 12 months, The Event shall be held on October 1 on the similar location, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. According to an August 9 press launch, “The night will characteristic an all-star lineup from the worlds of music and comedy, together with performances from a number of GRAMMY award profitable artist, Maroon 5; CMA’s 2020 Female Artist of the Year, Maren Morris; and Emmy award profitable comic, John Mulaney—with extra performers to be introduced within the coming weeks.”
Tickets went on sale on August 19, with a price ticket of $50 to $250, the press launch states. Furthermore, “The night can even embody a non-public cocktail reception, dinner, and dwell public sale adopted by the general public efficiency. Table sponsorships for the personal occasion vary from $10,000 to $75,000.”
More About ‘The Voice’ Connection
Every week earlier than Shaq duetted on stage with pop icon, Kelly Clarkson, he appeared on her discuss show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Clarkson mentioned to O’Neal, “We’ll see one another subsequent week at your occasion, proper?”
Shaq thanked Clarkson for agreeing to sing at The Event, after which mentioned, “You know once they requested me ‘Why Kelly Clarkson? – you already know why, proper?” A confused Clarkson requested “Why?” which led to O’Neal instantly bursting out in music, crooning Clarkson’s hit, “Since U Been Gone,” the identical music they ended up singing collectively at The Event. The NBA legend then confessed that it’s his go-to karaoke music.
If Levine agrees to duet with Shaq on October 1, the hyperlink between the “Kazaam” star and the NBC singing competitors shall be even stronger.