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Best Tribute: In a moment reminiscent of a vintage VH1 Divas performance, Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride and Jennifer Hudson open the show with a medley tribute to Aretha Franklin. The group takes on "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman" and "Ain't No Way," before honoring Franklin with separate songs. While all the ladies do the Queen of Soul justice, it's Hudson's rendition of "Respect" that stands out for its sheer brashness. Somewhere, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey sit at home gnashing their teeth because they missed out.
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