Stevie is STILL giving us life
February 19, 2015 at 12:04 am
CBS blessed our lives earlier this week by showing a Stevie Wonder tribute. The show started off with a bang, as Beyoncé came onto the stage and did her thing. But, she had some help at the end of her three-song performance. Ed Sheeran assisted her along with Gary Clark, Jr. in a rendition of ‘Higher Ground.’
Overall, I thought the entire show was amazing—but then again, sometimes I think that I was born into the wrong generation. I still blast Stevie’s hits, and even went to his Songs in the Key of Life Tour in DC.
But, in case you wanted to relive all the greatness that appeared on the TV, or just overlooked the tribute, here is a wrap-up of my other favorite moments:
- Lady Gaga: ‘I Wish’: The recently engaged pop princess expressed that ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ was one the first albums that she listened to when she was growing up. Her rendition of the song turned out very nicely…and she was jamming while she was up there!
- Ne-Yo and Aisha: “Isn’t She Lovely”: The song was written about Aisha, but this time she got to show the love to her dad. Ne-Yo started off the duet, and then grabbed Stevie’s daughter and escorted her across the stage. By the end of the performance, the two of them had reached Stevie’s chair and were saying their “I Love Yous.” So sweet.
- JILL, JANELLE and INDIA: I mean, they could’ve just walked out on stage and sang one line and I would’ve been completely satisfied. But, the ladies gave me us so much more life when they sang the classic song, “As.” They were everything…
- STEVIE: All of my favorites: If you wanted to dance last night, he played ‘Sir Duke’ for you. If you were with bae, you could cuddle up while listening to “Ribbon in the Sky.” And, at the end of the show, in true Stevie civil rights activist fashion, he had the previous performers join him on stage to sing ‘Happy Birthday.’
Can you say, “Black History Month”? This list doesn’t include all the great tributes that we heard. ‘My Cherie Amour,’ ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ and more were performed. The show was nothing short of amazing. Pretty much, the tribute was EPIC. But, I think that @JasFly sums up the night best:
Nobody pays tribute to Stevie Wonder like Stevie Wonder.
— Jas Waters (@JasFly) February 17, 2015