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Aretha Franklin Sings 'Rolling in the Deep' Live & Totally Kills It - Watch Now!

Aretha Franklin Sings 'Rolling in the Deep' Live & Totally Kills It - Watch Now!

Aretha Franklin takes the stage and totally belts out Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday evening (September 29) in New York City.

The legendary singer went on the program to promote her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics and Adele‘s hit song is her first single off of the new compilation!

Watch the video of Aretha below – it’s technically a mashup between “Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain.”

Also pictured inside: Aretha and her ex-fiance Willie Wilkerson at the 2014 Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis that same evening in NYC. Phylicia Rashad was also in attendance.


Aretha Franklin Sings ‘Rolling in the Deep’ Live

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  • Lil

    wow. so horrible.

  • bap

    The Queen of Soul! Great Lady!

  • sillyme

    I love, love, LOVE, Aretha. All due respect. But, I don’t really like this song on her.

  • Jenn

    The real star is the woman over her right shoulder. Her enthusiasm is infectious!

  • dana

    WOW! amazing :)

  • omg

    omg, those tatas!!!

    time for a breast reduction!!!

  • Troy

    Not sure how anyone can think this is good? This is so unbelievably terrible! Just cause it is Aretha Franklin doesn’t mean it deserves to be praised. A terrible vocal is a terrible vocal, regardless of who is singing… this is just terrible.

  • keller

    @Jenn: LOL, I was thinking the same thing! She didn’t even sing the right words half the time.

  • TT

    That’s Whitney’s mom in the background. Background singer extraordinaire and prob one of the main reasons for Whitney’s downfall. Hateful woman.

    Aretha kills it!!! So refreshing to hear real music!

  • lol

    @Jenn: That woman is actually Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston…Amazing singer back in the day, but yeah, she looks a bit tired lol

  • Joyce

    The lyrics are SO wrong it’s painful

  • susan123

    This is her version of the song. I love it. You are suppose to make the song your own, not copy it.