Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Praises Grammy Tribute

Aretha Franklin "loved" her tribute at the Grammy Awards.

The legendary soul singer - who has been rumoured to be suffering from pancreatic cancer - was not present at last night's (13.02.11) ceremony, but enjoyed watching a medley of her hits performed by Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch and Martina McBride.

She wrote on her Facebook page: "I LOVED it! The ladies all sounded so wonderful and they looked fabulous!

"All of them were dressed to the nines! I enjoyed each and every performance, especially Yolanda Adams doing 'Spirit In The Dark' and Christina Aguilera's rendition of 'Ain't No Way', Loved them all! "They all looked beautiful, I really liked Jennifer Hudson's outfit, those epaulettes on her shoulder pads were too sharp! Bravo ladies!!! (sic)."

Though she couldn't be at the awards, Aretha made her first public appearance of the year this weekend, watching a basketball game in her home state of Michigan with friend Jesse Jackson on Friday (11.02.11) night.

Asked how she was feeling since undergoing surgery in December, Aretha said she was "feeling really great".

The Motown legend has also revealed she will return to the stage in May, performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The performance will be part of "a network special with a lot of artists coming in to do a tribute for me," and she will return to full concert duties in June, playing three dates at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.


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Tags: Aretha Franklin - Christina Aguilera - Florence Welch - Jennifer Hudson - Jesse Jackson - Martina McBride - Motown - Yolanda Adams - Grammy Awards - Radio City Music Hall


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