View Full Version : Stars to sing in 'Emmy Idol' contest

September 6th, 2005, 03:08 AM

The Emmy Awards will be singing a different tune at this month's ceremony, and it could be a classic.

In an "American Idol"-style competition, stars and singers ranging from William Shatner to Donald Trump to Frederica von Stade will perform themes from TV series, with viewers able to pick their favorite song via online or text-message voting.

William Shatner ("Boston Legal") and opera's von Stade with the theme from Shatner's 1960s series "Star Trek."