WATCH: Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg Cry at Emotional Joan Rivers Tribute on ‘The View’ Premiere
Earlier in the episode, the new panel acknowledged they were on hiatus during Rivers’ passing, but still wanted to pay their respects to their close friend and frequent guest.
Chenoweth later sang her moving song, “Borrowed Angels,” after which O’Donnell had tears streaming down her face, and Goldberg choked up as she spoke of her friendship with Rivers.
The performance also featured a montage of Rivers through the years, and was followed up by a highlight reel from her many appearances on “The View.”
Check out the stirring video below.