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It’s been five months since we lost Amy Winehouse, but we missed her all over again at Monday night’s “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” concert. The late singer — a diva if there ever was one — earned a star-spangled tribute from Wanda Jackson, Sharon Jones, Nas (Amy’s “Mr. Jones” himself) and Florence of + The Machine fame, who delivered a full-bodied version of Winehouse classic “Back To Black.” Decked in a black bejeweled dress, the U.K.’s favorite redhead belted the breakup anthem with a helping hand from Winehouse’s former backing band, the Dap-Kings. Note the close-up at 1:26: Flo is feeling it.
At a mere 2 minutes, the shortened performance left us wanting more. Luckily, Florence made the TV rounds on Monday, starting her day with the Machine on “The View” with a performance of Ceremonials scorcher “Shake It Out.” She wore a peach dress and totally smiled — girl has range. Related: Should we start watching “The View” again, guys? We still kinda miss Rosie! (“A League Of Their Own” 4eva.)
Both Florence + the Machine’s Ceremonials and Winehouse’s Lioness: Hidden Treasures are out now, in case you’re looking for stocking stuffers for the diva-lovers in your life. (Hint, hint.)