WATCH: Patti Labelle Shows Every Singer Without Her Lyrics How Its Done

As we have learned recently, sometimes your song lyrics don’t show up on the prompter, and all your backup is just gone. But if you’re the amazingt Pattie Labelle – you STILL SING – with some hilarious interjections along the way. Watch and empathies as she lets out a few cries for help with the words and calls out for her┬ábackup singers. And yes, all along the way she STILL SINGS. (‘Cuz when you can sing that, it doesn’t matter what the words are, you just SING!)

This flashback is, according to reports, from the 1996 National Christmas Tree Lighting. Yep, that one – for the President – in Washington, D.C.