Aretha Franklin Performs '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' At The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors

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At the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Aretha Franklin performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," a song written by Carol King, and brought the entire room to their feet.

President Obama, Michelle Obama, and Carol King, an honoree, were among those in attendance, as well as Kerry Washington and Viola Davis — all of whom beamed at the sound of Franklin's piercing voice. 

As soon as Franklin sung the first few words, sitting at the piano dressed in a gorgeous fur coat, the camera cuts to King with her hand over her mouth, gasping in awe of the legend on stage.

"[Franklin] can still hit her high notes flawlessly, and the new subtle rasp gave the song's praise of organic, unvarnished womanhood a special resonance," Mashable's Tom Barnes writes.

By the end, everyone is in sync — completely overcome by the beauty of the performance and starting their applause well before the song is over.

It's one we'll all remember for a very, very long time.


Be sure to watch the full performance below:

(H/T: Mashable)


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