Watch Kristin Chenoweth’s Spunky, Hilarious Reba McEntire Tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors
Kristin Chenoweth was among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to Reba McEntire at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, and she had the black-tie crowd in stitches with a rousing, comical performance of "Doin' What Comes Naturally" from Annie Get Your Gun.
McEntire conquered Broadway when she starred in Annie Get Your Gun in 2001, and Chenoweth — a veteran Broadway star and Tony Award winner — honored McEntire with her humorous selection, singing in front of a Western-themed set and hamming it up as she delivered a high-spirited, fun performance of the light-hearted song.
Before she sang, she put her hands together in the shape of a heart and mouthed "I love you" to McEntire, who took in her performance from the balcony, blowing a kiss back to her friend and beaming throughout the song.
The 41st Kennedy Center Honors Gala took place on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C., and aired on CBS on Wednesday night (Dec. 26). In addition to McEntire, Cher, composers Wayne Shorter and Phillip Glass, Hamilton co-writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire were also recognized for their cultural contributions.
Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum and Brooks & Dunn were also on hand to pay tribute to McEntire with her songs, and Little Big Town honored Cher with a medley of her hits.
Clarkson also gave an emotional speech about McEntire before delivering a powerful performance of her 1990 hit "Fancy" that was one of the evening's highlights.
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