The Show Must Go On: Five Vegas Acts That Need To Happen

Britney Spears is just days away from kicking off her two-year stint at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and everyone’s wondering: How long will the delicate pop diva last in the desert heat? Does anyone really expect her to stick it out the full two years? We’ll see.

It used to be that Vegas was where a singer’s career went to die. But with more and more A-listers signing multi-year performance deals (Celine, Cher, and now Britney), we can’t help but wonder who will be the next big star to light up Sin City.

Scroll down to see other pop acts we’d love to see hit the Las Vegas strip.


Obviously the Queen of Pop is our first pick. Rumors that Madonna was considering a $1 billion offer for a five year Las Vegas residency began swirling in 2010. Sadly, the show never happened. But we’re still holding out hope.

Elizabeth Berkley

She may not be a live performer, but we’d still pay top dollar to watch Elizabeth Berkley slip into her old black and gold Versace dress and reenact scenes from Showgirls. (We’d pay extra if Gina Gershon made a cameo.)

Justin Timberlake

We think Justin Timberlake would make an excellent Las Vegas headliner. He could sing “Cry Me A River” each night while Britney lip syncs “Everytime” just across the street. It would be a weekly battle of the exes.

Paula Abdul

The last time Paula Abdul went on tour was over 20 years ago. We think it’s high time the singer turned reality TV personality hit the stage again. We’d love to see her belt out old #1’s like Straight Up and Opposites Attract in a prescription drug-fueled haze.

Janet Jackson

What ever happened to Janet Jackson? We haven’t heard a peep from the songstress in years. It’s time she made a comeback. And what better place to mount one than in the Entertainment Capital of the World? Janet, if you’re reading, we’re waiting!

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  • scotshot

    All five should get together and do a musical version of Valley of the Dolls.

    I can’t wait to see Britney belting out her all time best selling “I’m Neely O’hara!” She wouldn’t need to act.

    The cast album should be pretty good, too.

  • zoompietro

    I think P!nk or Christina Aguilera would be amazing in Vegas.

  • Spike

    I would go see Tom Daley if he was in a Vegas show, in his speedos. How about it Queerty?!!?

  • startenout

    @Spike: Dear Lord, you’re annoying. If you don’t like the Tom Daley posts, don’t read them. If you do, hit a google search and get off on your own time.

    There’s a fine line between witty and bitch.

  • DerekR

    @startenout: Amen! The joke is plaaaaaaaaayed the f*ck out. Give it a rest.

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