Dionne Warwick Makes a Surprise Appearance During Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle’s Verzuz Battle

by Yah Yah

On Sunday night, folks tuned in to watch squared off live in one of the most iconic Verzuz battles to date — boasting a surprise appearance from Dionne Warwick.

Streaming from Philadelphia, Knight and LaBelle belted out some of their classics, and their mics were definitely on.

“We are so happy to be together,” LaBelle said at the beginning of the face-off. “We’ve been together for many, many, many years.”

And it showed. The pair exchanged stories of their journey together in the industry as well as their personal relationship, offering never told before anecdotes. The battle was free of any tension or drama — and social media almost lost its mind when LaBelle kicked off her shoes and let go a few of her beloved dance moves.

At the end of the show, Warwick entered, to the delight of the fans, and sang “That’s What Friends Are For,” before the trio sang “Superwoman” together.

Here are the rounds in case you missed it:

Round 1:

Patti LaBelle: All Right Now
Gladys Knight & the Pips: You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Round 2:

Patti LaBelle: If You Asked Me To
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Make Yours a Happy Home

Round 3:

Patti LaBelle: Stir It Up
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Every Beat of My Heart

Round 4:

Patti LaBelle: When You’ve Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)
Gladys Knight & the Pips: On and On

Round 5:

Patti LaBelle: If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Gladys Knight: License to Kill

Round 6:

Patti LaBelle: My Love, Sweet Love
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia

Round 7:

Patti LaBelle: Love, Need and Want You
Gladys Knight: Someone to Watch Over Me

Round 8:

Patti LaBelle: The Right Kinda Lover
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Friendship Train

Round 9:

Patti LaBelle: Over the Rainbow
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)

Round 10:

Patti LaBelle: Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)
Gladys Knight & the Pips: You’re Number One (In My Book)

Round 11:

Patti LaBelle: Kiss Away the Pain
Gladys Knight & the Pips: I’ve Got to Use My Imagination

Round 12:

Patti LaBelle: New Attitude
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald: On My Own
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia

Round 13:

Patti LaBelle: New Day
Patti LaBelle: Feels Like Another One [ft. Big Daddy Kane]
Patti LaBelle: The Alphabet Song (Sesame Street)
Labelle: Lady Marmalade
Gladys Knight & the Pips: Love Overboard

Round 14:

Patti LaBelle: You Are My Friend
Patti LaBelle: If Only You Knew
Dionne Warwick: That’s What Friends Are For
Gladys Knight: Superwoman [ft. Dionne Warwick & Patti LaBelle]

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