Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Strip is LIVE tonight w/ELIJAH JOHNSON

Everyone agrees: The breakout star of our Michael Jackson benefit this weekend was "Lion King" star Elijah Johnson, the 11-year-old dynamo who burst on stage and reminded everyone what it was like to fall in love with a young future superstar for the first time. Since the "Today" show aired footage of him doing "Dancing Machine" at the Pearl, the kid has become an overnight sensation.

Tonight, Elijah and his father, Carl, join us in studio for this week's episode of "The Strip." We'll learn where they came from, what it was like for him on stage on Saturday and what happens next for him, given that he's only in Lion King until October. (And yes, that's breaking news. We'll ask why.)

Listen live at 7 p.m. and feed us your questions from the chat room at LVRocks.Com. Or wait until tomorrow night for the podcast version to appear at TheStripPodcast.Com and in the iTunes feed.

One programming note: We'll be doing the interview segment first thing at 7 p.m. PT because Elijah is due at Mandalay Bay for "The Lion King" by 8 p.m. Then we'll take care of the other elements of the show and I'll edit the podcast back into the regular format.

Photo: Denise Truscello, Wire Image