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Aretha Franklin Performs Adele Again — And THIS Famous Face Singing Backup Just Ain't Feeling It

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She's still down with Adele!!

After releasing the audio track of her Rolling in the Deep/Ain't No Mountain High cover this week, Miz Aretha Franklin has been making her late night TV rounds.

She stopped by David Letterman on Monday to perform the jam — but instead of listening to the song, we were totally distracted by one of her stage-mates…

Specifically, the familiar looking woman to the left!

[Video: Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's Rolling In The Deep - Her Way! ]

Since we've got extensive diva knowledge, we had a feeling there was a famous face among the soul queen that evening — and it's none other than Whitney Houston's 81-year-old momma Cissy, singing backup!

First off, we're just so happy to see the gospel songstress is out, about and working these days. She looks just wonderful! But still, we couldn't help but notice her disinterest in the performance, which is odd especially since she's been singing backup for Aretha since the mid-1960s.

Maybe she's just not a fan of Adele! But — who doesn't love Adele?!

Ch-ch-check out the song (above) and try and guess Miz Houston's emotions throughout! It's pretty great!

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9 comments to “Aretha Franklin Performs Adele Again — And THIS Famous Face Singing Backup Just Ain't Feeling It”

  1. @v@ says – reply to this


    It's no secret that am a huge fan of Aretha Franklin. She's overcome some big health problems to claw her way back to this point. She's 72 years old, and has maybe lost a little power but that will come back the more she sings. The superior talent that Aretha has is an innate ability to free styling in a soulful and inspiring way that her performances can take an audience to CHURCH. She sinks into the song and becomes one with it emotionally. As for Cissy, at 82 she maybe just unknowinly has a bit of an involuntary mad face due to aging. Cissy could wail too, and for Aretha to bring her in on backup is touching and a salute.

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    Sorry about the typos above, kicks self for not checking before posting.

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  5. ßð says – reply to this


    Re: pan86 – huh hu huh hu ^^

  6. Jh says – reply to this


    Please Dear God cover up those GROSS arms and saggy tits. She is way to old to
    be wearing that dress!!!

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    Cover your eyes and listen instead.

  8. Eric says – reply to this


    Yes - I absolutely love Aretha! She is doing amazingly for a 72 year old who just had serious health issues late last year. I salute her for her courage - she can stand up (flaws-and-all) in front of a world that is blinded by beauty instead of substance and talent!

    *R E S P E C T*

  9. 9

    hey im no camera expert adn i dont know how to tape a show but. If I was Cissy Houston I would NOT APPRECIATE BEING IN THE SHOT WITH ARETHA THE WHOLE FRIGGING TIME!!!! did anyone else notice at the end of the set, Areatha moves TOTALLY AWAY FROM THE BACKUP SINGERS!!!! hmmmmmm