Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah duet on 'Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)' -- hear it here EXCLUSIVE

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Image Credit: Singer Tony Bennett performs at The Pearl concert

Sammy sang it. So did Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Harry Conick Jr., and bossa nova siren Astrud Gilberto. Though it was Tony Bennett himself who brought it highest on the charts nearly half a century ago, in 1964.

Now, on his upcoming Duets II—also featuring pairings with the likes of Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Willie Nelson, and the late Amy Winehouse—the iconic crooner doubles down on the classic ballad “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” partnering with Queen Latifah.

The pair will give their version its live television debut on America’s Got Talent on Wednesday, Sept. 14, but you can hear it here first only on EW.com:

Duets II is out Sept. 20 (pre-order here), and EW’s feature on Bennett can be found in the issue on stands this Friday.

More on EW.com:
Tony Bennett on Amy Winehouse: ‘She was very nervous’ recording ‘Body & Soul’ — watch the video here
Paul Simon performs ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Ground Zero during 9/11 memorial
Amy Winehouse update: Dad says singer died after suffering seizure caused by alcohol detoxification

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  • HD

    Wow, that’s the least tone-deaf Queen Latifah has ever sounded…but still not good. Tony Bennett is a class act!

    • Ben

      What were you listening to? She sounds great.

      • Tim

        It’s just weird.

      • lucy

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      • Mike

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  • Jim DeRosa

    Wow! Tony Bennett is incredible. Pretty good listen!

  • B

    I love listening to Queen Latifah on these kinds of songs. Her work on the soundtrack of Living Out Loud was fabulous. Of course, Tony Bennett is always great. Looks like he’s teamed with k.d. lang again for a song on this, too. Her voice is spectacular, and her previous duets with Bennett were a real pleasure.

  • Jeanne offat

    Tony is just the Best. They don’t make em like him any more. And wow! Queen Latifah, I have never heard her sing a ballad like that. Great listening.

  • Victorious

    Anyone ever notice that not only does Latifah sound like Pearl Bailey but she looks just like her too … it is uncanny! She needs to doa tribute album – it would be great! :-)

  • Victorious

    Has anyone else ever noticed that not only does Latifah sound just like Pearl Bailey but she looks like her too? She really should do a tribute album … it would be great :-)

  • Wyn

    OMG! Such clarity and quality, orchestral accompaniment brings out the best in a singer. Queen Latifah and Tony Bennett are a winning combination. This duet is too music, what the comedic hook up of Queen Latifah and Steve Martin is too film, ching ching, a real treasure chest. Creme de la creme, I toast you with the Queen’s preferred stock. (CLINK)

  • Sue Bowman

    I thought that sounded great! On another note…..stay on the subject. Ok, I saw 2 comments that had absolutely nothing to do with Tony Bennett or Queen Latifah. 2 people talking about dating sites.I’ve run into problems with this once before.Oh we monitor our comments. Yea, it was ok for people to insult me, my grammar, my comments. I don’t see a lot of monitoring going on.

  • Sue Bowman

    I thought that sounded great! I don’t see anybody telling the 2 people on here talking about dating sites to stay on the subject.If someone is reading these then 2 of them said NOTHING about Tony Bennett or Queen Latifah. I had this happen on another site. It’s no sence. Insulting me, my grammar, my comments. If you want people to stay on the subject then don’t let them change the SUBJECT.

  • lesley

    Very beautiful. Queen Latifah’s voice sounds very pretty singing this song. She has great range. Love it.

  • Aj

    she looked like 6 months pregnant to me,did any one else see that?

  • donna

    That was incredible! I love both of them and to see Tony and the Queen perform together was a gift, a treat and a pleasure to watch! I think America’s Got Talent did an outstanding job providing top rate performers for the finale!!! “A heck of finale! I will surely buy the duet cd when it comes out ! and am thrilled that Landau won!!!!

  • Gigi Crawford

    I absolutely loved the duets11 song Tony Bennet and “Queen Latifah” also with Michael Buble’ a living jazz legacy a classic indeed!!!

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