The internet had a field day after former tennis pro and analyst Mary Carillo identified Dionne Warwick, who was sitting in the stands, as Gladys Knight. Carillo’s colleague, Chanda Rubin, also repeated the error.
“Hi, I’m Gladys Knight… and instead of taking that midnight train to Georgia, I won’t walk on by but will say a little prayer for you,” she tweeted, along with a laughing emoji and a neutral face emoji.
Of course she was evoking Knight’s hit with the Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia,” as well as two of her own — “Walk On By” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”
Knight also didn’t seem bothered, tweeting, “Dionne and I have been sisters for a long time and I hope she is as honored to be mistaken for me as I would be her.”
“I’m sure it was an honest mistake,” Knight wrote. “It was a blessing to be in the house to see Serena’s greatness.”
Rubin also tweeted about it, writing in response to a Twitter user who said the mistake was was “unacceptable.”