Lisa Marie and Riley With OprahSeptember 11, 2007 | People
Lisa Marie performed her duet with Elvis 'In The Ghetto'. It seems to be that the negative comments on the original clip where huge. A lot of people thought that the footage with the baby's with guns where to shocking. In the 'new' clip, the guns are gone. After the song, Lisa Marie and her daughter Riley (who gives her first TV interview) where interviewed by Oprah. Lisa Marie says that she picked the song, which she recorded with her father to raise funds for charity, very carefully. "I felt that it had a lot to say and it made a great point. I've been asked for years to do a song with him, by his fans, so it made a lot of sense to do that one," Contactmusic quoted her as saying. A part of proceeds from the sales of the song will be used to support the ongoing New Orleans, Louisiana relief effort, which became clear shortly after Lisa Marie had picked the song. "I ended up going to New Orleans because the director I wanted was in New Orleans... and as I was going from the airport to go shoot the video, I'm looking at all this abandoned, desolate... place that I was thinking was being repaired," she said. Lisa Marie admitted that she found working on the two-hour recording session very tough. She even went on to say that the recording session brought her to tears. "I don't sing as well as he does... I don't usually get emotional (about this)... so I knew that was something special, that moment," she said.Source:Various
wmarkj wrote on September 11, 2007
The click above indicates the Ophra/Lisa Marie bit is on Youtube, but I cannot find it there. Anyone?
Sean Ryan wrote on September 11, 2007
Lisa says ' I dont sing as well as he does'.Nothing like stating the obvious Lisa lol.
SendToTodd wrote on September 11, 2007
I was honestly thrilled to see this performance. I have been very disappointed in Lisa's visual support of her father's legacy in recent years, so hopefully this is a turning point. Lisa Marie Presley could be the figurehead of EPE in future years but it will require a "hands-on" approach. Oh I do hope so!
Elvisnites wrote on September 11, 2007
Much much better. It's ashame she didn't do the origional with the Harlum Gospel Choir.
Steve V wrote on September 11, 2007
Just heard the song on the car radio and I like it! Much better than seeing the video. You feel it more and she sounds pretty damn good. Listener response has been positive also. Could be a big hit.
byebye wrote on September 11, 2007
You gotta be thankfull for that Oprah really let Lisa off the hook easy. I mean, Oprah could have put som pressure on Lisa by following up the 1st question on the songs message and it´s original video etc, and then Lisa would be in the corner.. but Oprah has no interest in doing so to a guest like Lisa Marie Presley who might be naive, but maybe has a heart of gold?! I´d like to think so anyway, and though I´m not a fan of this duet, I wish her all the best, both for her and this cause, and her father would of course have been VERY proud no matter what. I just wonder why she had to go and pick THAT classic song when it´s not suited as a duet? and there were tracks like "New Orleans" from King Creole to do instead.(!) It would have suited the carity cause like "a glove".
Harvey Alexander wrote on September 12, 2007
Why does bollox like this get so many views and reactions? Lisa Marie Presley is not Elvis Presley. Go to her site if you want to read about her. Just because she is his daughter doesn't mean she should be featured on Elvis websites. Personally, I'm sick of her leeching off her dad's name.
Jazz wrote on September 12, 2007
Lisa did a great job with Elvis on the duet ... and a lot of us are interesting in Lisa doing duets with Elvis ... so thank you elvisnews.com for including news on Elvis' pride and joy Lisa and his beautiful grandchildren. those of you who do not like her, don't read stories that include her.
ext_mnx wrote on September 12, 2007
I agree with you Harvey Alexander. That these women must duets on Frank sinatra. Why always Elvis Presley. Two unemployed made money and I'm sick of her leeching off her dad's name too. And please the DNA proof.
tlc135 wrote on October 01, 2007
would like to hear this duet and watch the video of the interview with oprah/ how can i do this