Montell Jordan To Sing For Miss Universe

R&B singer Montell Jordan and jazz saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise their cover of “Careless Whisper” during a special performance at the 49th Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Nicosia, Cyprus on May 12.

Jordan and Koz, who originally teamed up to record a version of the Wham!/George Michael tune for Koz’s recent album, “The Dance” (see “Montell Jordan Adds Some Wham! To Dave Koz’s ’Dance'” ), will perform the song live during the pageant’s evening gown competition.

Sinbad will serve as host for this year’s edition of the Miss Universe Pageant, which CBS is scheduled to broadcast on May 12 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Jordan becomes the latest pop singer to take the beauty pageant plunge, as Christina Aguilera and Lou Bega both took to the stage for the Miss USA contest in February.

On May 21, Jordan will join Smash Mouth, Enrique Iglesias, IMX, Pink, Blaque, and Mint Condition for the KDWB Star Party
2000 at Minneapolis’ Target Center.