Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and More Share Aretha Franklin Tributes

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died on Thursday (August 16) at 76 of pancreatic cancer.

The legendary singer influenced artists across the decades and from all genres of pop music. Since we cover competition reality shows, here’s a compilation of tributes from singing show stars–everyone from Kelly Clarkson, to Jennifer Hudson to Adam Lambert. Aretha Franklin classics have been covered over and over again on these shows.

And Aretha herself performed on the American Idol season 12 finale and also served as a mentor on American Idol 14, which contestants from that season fondly recall. Rest in peace, Aretha.

Fantasia – American Idol season 3 winner

Carrie Underwood – American Idol season 4 winner

Jennifer Hudson – American Idol season 3 (The Voice coach – 13 and 15)

Kelly Clarkson American Idol season 1 winner – The Voice coach season 14 & 15.

Brynn Cartelli – The Voice season 14 winner (Kelly Clarkson’s team)

Adam Lambert – American Idol season 8

Chris Blue – The Voice season 12 winner 

Keisha Renee – The Voice season 13

Michael J. Woodard – American Idol season 16

Gabby Barrett – American Idol season 16

Catie Turner – American Idol season 16

David Archuleta – American Idol season 7

Britton Buchanan – The Voice season 14

Cassadee Pope – The Voice season 3 winner

Meghan Linsey – The Voice season 8

Trent Harmon – American Idol season 15 winner

Chloe Kohanski – The Voice season 13 winner

Billy Gilman – The Voice season 11

Adam Wakefield – The Voice season 10

Lauren Duski – The Voice season 12

Rayvon Owen – American Idol season 14

JAX – Season 14

Candice Glover – Season 12 winner

Sasha Allen – The Voice season 4

Crystal Bowersox – American Idol season 9

Scotty McCreery – American Idol season 10 winner

Phillip Phillips – American Idol season 11 winner

Brooke Simpson – The Voice season 13

Wé McDonald – The Voice season 11

Vonzell Solomon – American Idol season 4

Nakia – The Voice season 1

Kyla Jade – The Voice season 14

Katharine McPhee – American Idol season 5

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Katie Stevens – American Idol season 9

Pia Toscano – American Idol season 10

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Kimberley Locke – American Idol season 2

Paris Bennett – American Idol season 5

Caleb Johnson – American Idol season 13 winner

Jessica Meuse – American Idol season 13

Diana DeGarmo – American Idol season 3

Jeffery Austin – The Voice season 9

Jacquie Lee – The Voice season 5

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