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ledisibeyonceapBy BridgetEE

There has been a lot of talk about how Beyoncé ended up singing Precious Lord during the Grammys and the snubbing of Ledisi.  I have seen stories that says that Ledisi (of course paraphrasing) was cool about it but a little disappointed.  Hmmm.  Ledisi performed the song, originally sang by the legendary Mahalia Jackson, in an award nominated and winning movie SELMA.  Hmmm.  Ledisi in this movie played the late great Mahalia Jackson, singing to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King.   Ledisi performed the song with dignity, grace, RESPECT and power.  Ledisi performed Precious Lord with honor to God; how do I know that because you felt it (sorry not even Hollywood can recreate real honor to God).  Then there was Ms Bey an amazing vocalist,  she has become a household name, every song that she touches turns to Platinum.  Beyoncé garners much attention in all aspects of her life.  She too has performed in a couple of movies, ummm that one with Cuba Gooding and the church choir, I can’t think of the name of it right now.  Then there was the award winning movie “Dream Girls”, where she performed a rendition of the Jennifer Holidays classic “And I Am Telling You” that literally had people in movie theaters and homes standing to their feet.  Uhhhh dang that was Jennifer Hudson, but anyway she played in that movie. Read the rest of this page »

 

The Intimate Truth About Ledisi  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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