Dionne Warwick Makes Suprise Appearance On ‘SNL’ & Sings ‘What The World Needs Now’

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November 7, 2021 1:27AM EDT

Dionne Warwick shocked and delighted fans erstwhile she made a peculiar astonishment quality connected ‘Saturday Night Live’ looking fabulous arsenic ever.

Dionne Warwick made a astonishment quality connected Saturday Night Live on Nov. 6, delighting fans by singing her celebrated song, “What the World Needs Now.” The legendary songstress, 80, joined formed subordinate Ego Nwodim, 33, successful a stunning sequined outfit, arsenic Ego played Dionne hosting a fictional speech show. When Dionne appeared, overmuch to the amusement of the crowd, she joked with Ego and relished successful her icon status.

“Dionne, wherefore are you perfect?” Ego asked playing an impersonation of the deed singer. “My darling I’m not perfect, I’m conscionable very, precise good!” Dionne quipped. She past picked up the mic and sang her deed song, crooning to the assemblage and smiling with her limb astir the SNL cast subordinate doing a dead-on impression.

Fans were speedy to stock their adoration of the sketch crossed societal media. “Ladies & Gentleman… Queen Dionne Warwick,” 1 idiosyncratic gushed. “Omggg loved that [Dionne Warwick] made a cameo connected @nbcsnl!! Brilliant!” different idiosyncratic exclaimedI decidedly was not expecting to spot the existent Dionne Warwick connected #SNL. Wow,” a shocked instrumentality stated. “Okay but this infinitesimal had maine crying,” an affectional follower said. 

Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick connected ‘SNL’ (NBC)

Dionne is simply a singing fable with immoderate of the astir well-known songs of her generation. Her catalog of hits includes immoderate of the biggest songs songs of the past fractional of the 20th century, including 1967’s “I Say a Little Prayer” and 1970’s casual listening deed “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” giving her a Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy.  The performer besides won different Grammy for 1979’s “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” again taking location Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her dependable became the beauteous backdrop successful “That’s What Friends Are For” successful the 1985 classical with Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

What fans besides whitethorn not cognize is that Dionne was archetypal cousins with the precocious Whitney Houston. Her maternal aunt is gospel singer Cissy Houston, who was the parent of the late superstar who accidentally drowned successful a edifice bathtub connected February 11, 2012 connected the eve of the Grammy Awards.