Fantasia Barrino Brings NAACP Image Awards Crowd To Their Feet With 1 Electric Song

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Fantasia Barrino Brings NAACP: After winning Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture at Saturday’s 55th NAACP Image Awards, Fantasia Barrino celebrated with a song.

Fantasia Barrino Brings NAACP

The winner of “American Idol” got the audience up and dancing with her powerful vocals as she sang, “Before I depart, I want to say ‘To God be the glory, to God be the glory for the things that he has done!’”.

The actress who played Celie in “The Color Purple” musical, Jennifer Barrino, appeared taken aback by the victory and confessed that she had not prepared an acceptance speech.

“I didn’t think I was gonna win,” Barrino remarked, her voice barely audible as she fought back tears.

“Playing Celie was terrifying, but in the end, it was worth it. I told myself, ‘Even if I don’t win an award, the audiences for [The Color Purple] and the women who can relate to the character will feel like they won Oscars when they walk out.'”

The Academy Awards did not recognize Barrino for her performance as Celie, although she did receive a Golden Globe nomination.

Both her mother—whom she called the “first queen” she ever seen exude “elegance and class”—and her late grandmother were praised by the actor in her address.

 

My mom was a strong woman who overcame many obstacles; however, I witnessed her emerge from her ordeal as a queen. She cheerfully put God first every day, and I intend to do the same.


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