Celine Dion paid tribute to the great Aretha Franklin with a beautiful rendition of one of the star’s most loved songs, at a star-studded tribute concert.
Taking to the stage at the ‘Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul’ show, the 50-year-old belted out ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’, which was first made famous in 1967.
Standing front and centre, Celine was full of emotion and passion during the performance as talented stars gathered to remember Aretha’s incredible talent.
The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ singer brought crowds to tears, with fellow stars giving her a rousing applause for her outstanding performance.
Those in the crowd could be seen swaying along to the tune while others struggled to hold back their emotions as they sat fixated on the star.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight backstage at the show, Celine explained how much Aretha’s music meant to her and how grateful she was to be able to perform at the concert.
“You sing from your heart, but she has taught us that, when we believe so much, that it comes from deeper than the heart, it comes from the soul,” she said. “So we did not invent those words, she gave those words. She put those words into our repertoire, into our lives and dreams… our performances.”
A video of her spine-tingling performance has since been shared online with fans quick to comment on Celine’s talent.
“Celine Dion’s tribute to Aretha Franklin gave me goosebumps,” one person wrote on Twitter. Another added: “Omg I couldn’t love you any more Celine. You did an amazing job paying tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin! Thank you.”
Other performers throughout the night included Jennifer Hudson who kicked off the show with hits ‘Respect’ and ‘Think’.
The 37-year-old received a standing ovation for her incredible tribute to the late singer, hitting the high notes with ease.
The crowd went wild as she gave the performance absolutely everything, clapping loudly in support of the ‘I Still Love You’ star.
Meanwhile, John Legend, 40, wowed crowds later in the show with a beautiful rendition of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.
The ‘All of Me’ singer sat in prime position at the piano, showing off his amazing vocals in a performance that is likely not to be forgotten any time soon.