Cynthia Erivo performs “Alfie” for Dionne Warwick | 46th Kennedy Center Honors

Cynthia Erivo performs “Alfie” for Dionne Warwick | 46th Kennedy Center Honors

Cynthia Erivo brings down the house with her soulful rendition of “Alfie” in a heartfelt tribute to 2023 Honoree Dionne Warwick.

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 46th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: actor and comedian Billy Crystal; acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming; British singer-songwriter producer, and member of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb; rapper, singer, and actress Queen Latifah; and singer Dionne Warwick.

The event took place Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, in the Kennedy Center Opera House, and premieres Wednesday, December 27 at 8pm ET on CBS and will be available for viewing on Paramount+.

#KCHonors #CBS #kennedycenter

Subscribe to The Kennedy Center!

You may also like...

35 Responses

  1. @blackbroadwayandbeyond says:

    Give this woman all the standing ovations! 🙌🏾

  2. @fabioazevedo9457 says:

    It’s not only the vocal agility, nor the knowledge in music. But it’s that with the capacity of telling the story with a great piece of herself. I love you Cynthia 🥺❤️‍🔥

    • @clcris says:

      Cynthia is a great storyteller, she is a actress a musical theatre actress! ❤

    • @RepentandbelieveinJesusChrist- says:

      Repent to Jesus Christ ”He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.“
      ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  3. @FFSnotagain says:

    That ending was so Whitney it gave us goosebumps in the audience and at home. That sort of endings are epic. That little run at 2:55 that anticipates the big ending… great!

  4. @nessabp14 says:

    She did it again. I’m tellin’ you that WOMAN HAS NO BOUNDARIES she is just magic. her tone, presence, everything!

  5. @OctoberLibra1 says:

    When I hear Cynthia Erivo, ANYTHING….I know it’s going to be EXCELLENT. When she was announced, you could see Dionne’s face light up and then when Cynthia opened her mouth, Dionne just melted…Her expression was of a proud mother…and of course Cynthia NEVER disappoints. Her voice is so strong and powerful, no excruciating runs and riffs that so many singers do today….she stayed true to the spirit of the song, and Dionne grew up in a time where you sing the song, the lyrics, notes as they were written and not over sing to the point the song is unrecognizable. The tone, texture and simplicity of her voice is Amazing…Amazing performance, amazing voice, amazing woman…

  6. @MustaDujak says:

    Am I the only one who simply CANNOT wait to hear her rendition of Defying Gravity next year? She’s gonna kill it of course

  7. @stylinsoprano says:

    Her PLACEMENT. Her TONE. Lawd, if I had a 10th of that?!? I wouldn’t shut up.

    What an icon in the making honoring an icon 😍✨

  8. @maikzosso8314 says:

    Everytime Cynthia performs, it’s giving me goosebumps. She has/is true talent! Thanks Cynthia for your gift!!

  9. @ministerofmusicCWG says:

    I believe I’ve replayed this over 25 times. Cynthia totally knocked this out of the park. Her technique and musical genius is just remarkable. What a way to honor a legend Dionne Warwick.

  10. @karimsings4098 says:

    I was just saying how not many of today’s artists really have “iconic” moments or “big notes.” This is just ONE of several great vocal moments from Cynthia. She’s definitely here to stay and has been leaving her mark and never missing it, EVERY TIME! She is just remarkable! She will be one of the legendary artists that future generations will look up to and study.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *