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Off The Chain Performance – Christina Aguilera

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Aretha Franklin tribute by Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolonda Adams, Martina McBride Live From The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011. I love them all, but Christina kills it!!

Off The Chain Performance – Tina and Beyonce

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Tina Turner and Beyonce perform at the Grammys 2008. Could this be more divalicious? Beyonce and Tina Turner, yes! Beyonce and Tina Turner perform Proud Mary.

Off The Chain Performance – Aretha Franklin

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In 1998 soul singer Aretha Franklin had just a moment’s notice before she took to the stage to sing Nessun Dorma after operatic sensation Luciano Pavarotti had to pull out due to a sore throat. Sting introduces the star.

Twenty two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin takes the stage to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma”, a piece she sang previously a few days earlier (in her own register, I might add), without changing Pavarotti’s key – which is no minor achievement. It begets one of the most extraordinary musical moments in awards show history. It brought the audience to a thunderous ovation.