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This Aretha Franklin-Inspired Cover Of Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone Will Make You Nostalgic For TWO Eras!

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What would it be like if Aretha Franklin had won the first American Idol?

Thanks to Postmodern Jukebox we finally have our answer!

The YouTube channel has tapped Mykal Kilgore to put some soul into an Aretha-inspired cover of Kelly Clarkson's breakout hit Since U Been Gone!

Related: Kelly Is Actually Releasing Her Own SOUL Album! Deets Here!

You might expect the style and song to clash, but we think it proves what a timeless hit the track really is!

Ch-ch-check out the song you'll have stuck in your head all over again (below)!

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Aretha Franklin Cancels Upcoming Concerts Over Unspecified Health Problems — Oh No!

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Should we be concerned??

On Monday, Aretha Franklin revealed she has had to cancel some of her upcoming concerts due to unspecified health problems. Oh no!

Related: Aretha Thought Prince Died From The Zika Virus

In a statement to the Associated Press, the I Say A Little Prayer singer explained:

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Aretha Franklin Is A Sparkling Soul Queen On The White House Correspondents' Dinner Red Carpet!

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Sparkle, saaaaang, sparkle, repeat!

Aretha Franklin clearly wanted to dazzle during Saturday's White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and we think she did just that.

Going full diva, the soul legend chose a sparkling frock and full-length white fur coat. Miz Franklin completed her emsem with a small glittering bag, smokey eyes, and diamond earrings.

The 74-year-old looks so great, doesn't she?!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Aretha Franklin Thinks Prince Might Have Died From The Zika Virus — See What She Said On Live TV!

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People are still trying to process the unexpected death of Prince, and are now beginning to question what mysterious illness the music icon could have been suffering from.

Though the Purple Rain singer's reps say that he was battling the flu, his frequent trips to the pharmacy and frail appearance are causing skeptics to come up with other theories.

Related: Prince's Albums Soar To #1 On iTunes

Among those skeptics is Aretha Franklin, who speculated live on MSNBC that the late legend could have died from the Zika virus.

While speaking to Brian Williams about Prince's sudden passing on Thursday, the Think singer said:

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Todd Chrisley Felt Like A Woman On Lip Sync Battle — But Was It Enough To Take Down Opponent NeNe Leakes? Watch & Find Out!

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Lip Sync Battle has never looked more fabulous!

Thursday's episode of the Spike TV series was full of hip swings, sassy poses, and catwalking when NeNe Leakes faced off against Todd Chrisley!

The fellow Atlanta reality stars went head-to-wig in a competition of campiness, and they both brought their A-game!

In the first round, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star jammed out to Aretha Franklin's Respect, following the Chrisley Knows Best star's hip-gyrating performance of Blurred Lines.

Video: Todd And His Kids Discuss Their Extortion Case!

But the competition got fierce during the second round, when Chrisley channeled his inner Shania Twain performing Man! I Feel Like A Woman — complete with nipple tassles!

Though the Chrisley patriarch's leggy show wasn't enough to take down Leakes' Rupaul impression lip-syncing to Supermodel — in the end, it was the Bravo star who took home the victory belt!

Ch-ch-check out the performances (below) and watch NeNe's moment of glory after winning!

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Aretha Franklin Makes EVERYONE Feel With Her Showstopping Natural Woman Performance At The Kennedy Center Honors! Watch HERE!

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She's still got it!

Aretha Franklin is one of the most gifted performers in American history, and while she may not sing live as much nowadays, she made a special appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday and downright stole the show.

The 73-year-old singer paid tribute to Carole King with one of her best-ever renditions of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and she practically moved the entire audience!

Related: Listen To All Of Michelle Obama's Girl Power Playlist!

Seriously — celebs like President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis, George Lucas, Rosie Perez, and more couldn't help but freak out over her iconic stage presence.

It's unbelievable that she somehow sounds just as good today as she did in her prime!

Ch-ch-check out Aretha's Earth-shattering performance of A Natural Woman (below)!!!

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