This year, as you sit comatose, digesting your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you watch the United Way Thanksgiving Day Halftime show. Live on Ford Field, during the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers game, the show will be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Motown. Some of today’s biggest stars will be performing classic hits as well as their new singles, including:
- Melanie Fiona, who brings together vintage grooves
- KEM, a leader in the neo-soul movement with two gold-plus albums and two No. 1 singles
- international Top 10 hit singer/songwriter Shontelle
- the alternative rock/electronic six-man band Forever the Sickest Kids.
The halftime show also features two newcomers: Vita Chambers, who honors Motown’s classic era with a mix of rock, pop, and soul, and Hal Linton, who updates the great vocal tradition of Motown’s Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder for the new century.
The video above is from last year’s show featuring Jesse McCartney.