Last night, Aretha Franklin captivated everyone who was listening during her performance at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors which aired on CBS.
Franklin came out wearing a full-length fur coat, sat down at the piano, and belted out a gorgeous rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” in tribute to Carole King.
The tribute was absolutely stunning, as was the reaction from those in attendance. King herself went wild as she listened, but it was President Barack Obama‘s emotional reaction that really shone, as he was seen to wipe away a tear during the tribute.
And then Franklin stood up for that last high note and took off her coat, and the whole audience went wild.
It really was a performance for the ages.