The American Music Awards were in full swing last night, with performances coming from the like of Cardi B and Taylor Swift. However, it was Gladys Knight's tribute to her friend Aretha Franklin that is most memorable, and fans have been sharing their feelings on her performance.
Gladys Knight took to the stage last night to perform a moving rendition of 'Amazing Grace' in honour of her longtime friend, Aretha Franklin. Franklin passed away in August following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Knight was joined on stage by jazz singer Ledisi, gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, and gospel duo Mary Mary, who each sang an Aretha Franklin song.
— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) October 10, 2018
— SouleFull (@SouleFull) October 10, 2018
Many viewers of the music show thought that it was a very fitting tribute to The Queen of Soul, sharing emotional reactions to the performance, and praising Knight's singing:
— Cherrelle Nicholson (@CherreNicholson) October 10, 2018
— serenavictoriia (@serenavictoriia) October 10, 2018
— Dr. Bill Silcock (@DrBillASU) October 10, 2018
The Aretha Franklin tribute was worth staying up for - everyone was incredible. The talent! The heart! Still have tears in my eyes from Queen Gladys Knight singing "Amazing Grace"... we're crying ourselves to sleep tonight. #AMAs pic.twitter.com/D2aFR9e9PI
— mikasa (@mikasa22) October 10, 2018
— Abagayil ðŸŒ¹ (@AbagayilHatt) October 10, 2018
— Lois Creamer (@loiscreamer) October 10, 2018
me right before the Aretha Franklin tribute: I’m not gonna cry
— Brian Gay (@brian2596) October 10, 2018