Tributes to Prince are still rolling in thick and fast, the latest wave coming with last night’s Later… With Jools Holland.
Break-out French electro-popper Christine and the Queens not only showed off her own immaculate warm-but-frosty pop chops, on her own single ‘Tilted’, but then managed to finish up with a Prince tribute that didn’t seem shoehorned in, but respectful and – as we’re sure Prince would have wanted – damn good fun. With the help of her slick troupe of black-clad backing dancers she bounded around to Prince’s 1984 composition of ‘I Feel For You’, as made famous by the divine Chaka Khan after joyously yelling Prince’s name out into the studio. Watch it below and do you best not to slightly levitate out of your chair with glee.
The show also featured another tribute to Prince, led by US jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, who belted out ‘Purple Rain’ with backing from the rest of the show’s guests, including Mumford & Sons, Son Little, Field Music and the aforementioned Christine and the Queens – which is a supergroup we’re unlikely to ever see again.
Meanwhile, over in the US another telly tribute took place on The Tonight Show, with a piano-tinkling D’Angelo singing an emotive version of Prince’s ‘Sometimes It Snows In April’, backed by comedian Maya Rudolph and singer Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince covers act, Princess. “It doesn’t get more eloquent than that,” commented YouTube user Jordan Rios. Quite.