With the recent announcement that Dolly Parton would be welcoming Katy Perry to the stage at the 51st Annual ACM Awards sequined glitter bombs exploded everywhere in anticipation.
Perry even tweeted, “I shall remember though that I am but one sequin on this living legend’s costume!”
Though Parton’s live shows have mellowed out in recent years, Perry‘s are a psychedelic teenage dream. And of course, Parton’s as colorful as ever in real life.
So, just what can fans expect from this already historic duet?
127 Things to Expect from Katy Perry and Dolly Parton’s ACM Awards Duet :
1-98. Colors. All of the colors.
The Internet says a computer is able to display about 16.8 millions, expect to see about all of those during the performance.
99-122. Sequins. All of the sequins.
Costume designers of all shapes and sizes will be tuning in to check out the sequins.
123. Kacey Musgraves, maybe.
If there’s going to be a surprise guest, it’ll definitely be Musgraves. She toured with Perry a couple of summers ago and is a modern-day Parton as it is. Plus, the sequins and the colors apply to her too. Also, there was that time Perry and Musgraves sang Parton’s “Here You Come Again.”
(Fun sidenote: I’ve had this “Crossroads” on my DVR since it aired in June of 2014.)
124. A standing ovation.
It’s the only sure-bet in Las Vegas.
125. Something over-the-top from Perry.
Don’t be shocked if Perry shows up in a cowboy hat or boots. Or dressed like an old Parton album cover.
126. A Katy Perry song or two.
Get ready for it– Parton will definitely sing a line or two from “Roar” or “Firework.”
The tears will come after the standing ovation and they will come.
The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.