James Curreri & Ahmet Zappa
But can they sing
VH1: 10/30/2005-12/4/2005
Granada America
But Can They Sing? was a short-lived reality singing competition where nine people who are famous for acting, sports and other endeavors try to sing.


Nine celebrities set out to prove their singing prowess in an American Idol-style competition, while viewers voted online on their favorite performers. The celebrities in general were aided in their quest by movement/dance instructor Tony Michaels and vocal coaches Jackie Simley-Stevens and Rachel Riggs. The winner's favorite charity will receive $50,000.

Movement/Dance InstructorEdit

Tony Michaels

Vocal CoachesEdit

Jackie Simley-Stevens
Rachel Riggs

Celebrity Contestants and the songsEdit

  • Joe Pantoliano (I Get a Kick Out of You, Volare)
  • Michael Copon (I Don't Wanna Be, American Woman, You Give Love a Bad Name, This is How We Do It, Hot in Herre, Walking on Sunshine, Blowin' Me Up [Wih Her Love])
  • Larry Holmes (I Feel Good [I Got You], Let's Get It On, Brick House, Don't Go Breakin' My Heart)
  • Morgan Fairchild (These Boots Are Made for Walkin', I Will Survive, You're So Vain, Believe, Son of a Preacher Man, Heartbreaker)
  • Bai Ling (Like a Virgin, Call Me, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Volare, Rock and Roll All Nite, I Touch Myself)
  • Antoio Sabato Jr. (Every Breath You Take, I Want You to Want Me, Addicted to Love, I Had the Time of My Life, Nothin' But a Good Time)
  • Myrka Delianos (Don't Know Why, It's My Life)


Week 2: Myrka Delianos, Kim Alexis & Joe Pantoliano
Week 3: Larry Holmes
Week 4: Antonio Sabato Jr.
Week 5: Bai Ling
Week 6: Morgan Fairchild, Carmine Gotti-Agnello


  • The series itself was based on NBC's abandoned project I'm a Celebrity, But I Wanna be a Pop Star (originally titled as Celebrity Pop Superstar).
  • During Week 6, all nine contestants (except Joe Pantoliano) returned to perform Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Michael Copon performed This is How We Do It with the other contestants (except Joe Pantoliano) singing back-up to close out the week 6 show. Copon's charity, Shaken Baby Alliance, received $50,000 from his win.


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