Christina Aguilera Cancels on Inducting Donna Summer into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Powerhouse vocalist Christina Aguilera was set to induct Donna Summer into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday night, but cancelled at the last minute. Aguilera, was supposed to join Jennifer Hudson in performing “Bad Girls” and “Last Dance” in honor of Summer’s legendary musical career. X-Tina, however, cancelled due to a high fever and upper respiratory infection.
Thankfully, R&B singer Kelly Rowland took her place and sung a few lyrics to “Love To Love You Baby”. She graciously acknowledged the disco queen saying,"Her words remind us of exactly who we are…I'm pretty sure me and a lot of y'all in here were made to that record."
How great of her to step in last minute! Canadian rock band Rush were also inducted to the Hall of Fame by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. Rap group Public Enemy, Randy Newman, blues legend Albert King, producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, and rock group Heart were all also inducted.
Nancy Wilson of Heart explained what the induction meant to her, "Our long and winding road has always been about the magical power of love and the enduring strength of family. We came from an era when women normally did not rock and women were not expected to be leaders."
Heart lit up the stage with performances of their songs “Crazy on You”, “Dreamboat Annie” and “Barracuda”.
John Mayer was chosen to induct Albert King, while Oprah Winfrey was there to support the welcoming of Quincy Jones.
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on May 18 on HBO.
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