Top 16 Girls: Watch Jerodine Madlala performing ‘Something He Can Feel’
Jerodine Madlala performed ‘Something He Can Feel’ by Aretha Franklin.
‘Something He Can Feel’ was composed by Curtis Mayfield for the 1976 film ‘Sparkle’. Recorded by Aretha Franklin, it was her only US hit in the second half of the ‘70s. It’s been covered a lot, including in 1988 by hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, with Boy George on guest vocals (!); and in 2012 for the remake of ‘Sparkle’, performed by Carmen Ejogo, with Jordin Sparks on backing vocals. But the most famous cover is the 1992 version by R&B group En Vogue (who retitled it ‘Giving Him Something He Can Feel’). Described by one writer as a “ghetto love fable”, it was the second single off their ‘Funky Divas’ album, which sold five million copies and scored them five Grammy nominations.
Expectant mom, Jerodine gave us all sorts of grown-woman-sexy with this gripping yet restrained homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Jerodine made us believe every word with a soft, sultry and refined take on, ‘Something He Can Feel’ by Ms. Aretha Franklin. She really had us in our feels.
Watch Jerodine Madlala’s performance below;
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