Kennedy Center Honors 2019: John Legend pays tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire by performing 'Can't Hide Love' and fans love it
The band Earth, Wind & Fire was celebrated during the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors with a slew of tributes paid to the legendary group that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. One of the main tributes came from John Legend and according to fans, he nailed it!
On Sunday, December 15, night, the Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2019 aired with LL Cool J hosting the special. The celebration paid tribute and honored icons who left an infinite mark on everyone's cultural consciousness.
The celebrity icons who were honored were Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, children's educational television program 'Sesame Street', and conductor and musician Michael Tilson Thomas.
Members of the Earth, Wind & Fire were the last icons to be celebrated during the special and they had a spoken tribute by David Foster, who shared, "Earth, Wind & Fire—now that’s music to my ears. Their mantra was, and still is, 'anything is possible'."
He also shared that after the musical group had recorded his song 'After the Love Has Gone', it had become another Grammy-winning hit for them and for him, it was the beginning of his career and a lifelong friendship with the group.
The first artiste who paid a tribute to the musical group was John Legend, who took to the stage and performed a stunning rendition to their song 'Can't Hide Love'. Taking to Twitter following Legend's performance, fans said he channeled his inner Maurice and did justice to the song.
"@johnlegend singing EARTH WIND & FIRE and channeling the soul and spirit of the great late MAURICE WHITE (If anyone could ever do it that’d be him). Pretty damn brilliant!!! #KennedyCenterHonors," a fan shared.
Another said, "John Legend is currently doing a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire & I’m LIVING." A third fan shared, "Watching the Kennedy Center Honors. John Legend covering Earth, Wind & Fire? Yes, please. The dude’s a straight-up gifted performer."
One fan shared, "John Legend can freakin do it all! Love this Earth Wind & Fire tribute! #KCHonors," while another added, "The way @johnlegend just killed this Earth Wind & Fire performance!!! Sheesh!"