Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded the song “If I Were Your Woman” in 1970 and it became a number-one hit. Since then, many artists have covered the song including Alicia Keys. As a coach on The Voice, Keys encouraged her mentee Vanessa Ferguson to perform the song on the show. Vanessa did such a great job with the song (see below), Ms. Gladys Knight agreed to sing the song (and “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”) with Ferguson and TSoul (Team Blake) on The Voice Live Finale (May 23, 8pm, NBC).
The late George Michael also covered the song and performed it at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute in 1988 held at Wembley Arena in the U.K. See below.