Fantasia Barrino he doesn't do anything by halves, evident in the fact that he was singing his heart out during a table read for his new movie…imagine what the real thing sounds like.
The “American Idol” alum is part of the star-studded cast of “The Color Purple,” which just hit theaters today…and is generating a lot of Oscar buzz, not to mention a ton of praise. for musical performances, including one of Fantasia.
She handles a big number there, in particular, called “I'm Here”… and on Sunday, her co-star Colman Domingo posted a video of their final table read as cast last year.
Check it out…it's pretty amazing to see. Fantasia fully embodies the character of Celie and sings this song with everything she has, making it an incredible display of her talent. You can tell that the other actors were impressed with her and encouraged her along the way.
Fantasia has sung this song before… as she played this exact role for the Broadway version of 'TCP', and now she's doing it for the big screen, which is very exciting to see.
The reviews for this movie are pretty stellar and it should make a splash at the box office.
Mind you, this version of “The Color Purple” is a full-fledged musical… so we're sure we'll see/hear many more performances like this, and the first word is that 'TCP' is a favorite. for Best Picture at next year's Oscar ceremony, because it's incredibly good.
Now if only these protagonists could earn what you're worth … that would be great!!!