I will say first: Aretha Franklin is an icon. A Legend. One of the best singers ever.
But sometimes a singer keeps way past their prime. This, my friends, is one of those times. Aretha is still as sassy as ever, and she has great presence, but come on, she misses A LOT of notes in her cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” on Letterman. It’s painful to listen to at points. For extra viewing pleasure, watch backup singer Cissy Houston (who Letterman points out before they start) have no idea what the words are. She seems completely out of it.