Stephen Colbert just got a masterclass in singing.
Thursday on Global’s “The Late Show”, Colbert welcomed “Respect” star Jennifer Hudson to talk about playing the iconic Aretha Franklin and performing her songs.
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While talking about being coached on singing like Aretha, Hudson decided to demonstrate by taking Colbert over to the piano.
Hudson performed a quick rendition of Franklin’s classic “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, and was accompanied by both band leader Jon Batiste and Colbert himself.
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After being wowed by her vocals, Colbert stunned everyone with his own falsetto backing, winning him applause from Hudson.
“The Late Show” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on Global.