The Australian Idol star joins Elvis for a duet of his classic Love Me Tender in a digitally remastered Australian edition of his posthumous album Viva Elvis. The album, to be released on November 5, features "reimagined" versions of Presley's hits inspired by the Vegas Cirque du Soleil show of the same name.
Mauboy, who was born 12 years after Presley died, jumped at doing the duet. "I grew up watching old Elvis movies with my sisters, so it's crazy to think I've actually done a duet with him now," Mauboy said. "His songs and voice are so amazing." The album, billed as a "21st century celebration of Elvis and his music" arrives in what would have been Presley's 75th birthday year.
Other songs reworked on the album include Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love and Can't Help Falling in Love. Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien has given the first single, Suspicious Minds, a modern rock edge, while other songs have been updated with touches of everything from punk to hip-hop.