25 Fierce AF Performances of “I’m Here” From The Color Purple
January 5th, 2017
by Josh Ferri
Tony winner Cynthia Erivo sings the ultimate “I’m Here” eight times a week over in The Color Purple at Broadway’s Jacobs Theatre. If you haven’t been there yet, you only have until January 8 to experience the goose-bump-inducing, mid-show-standing-ovation-earning moment live. (Video truly doesn’t do the queen justice.)
Scroll on to take an epic YouTube spiral of “I’m Here”. Chances are you’ll either feel like a strong, badass after or you’ll need to take to your bed for the rest of the day.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Starting at 1:56 that “they see more…” section. Come through, Saycon!
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Ms. Randall gives me life because she is LIVING hers. This video has been a YouTube favorite of mine for years now. She begins living at 1:32 but I love when the audience just claps along at 2:28.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Is the entire time an answer? I mean Oprah is all of us after 1:40.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: She sold me :35 in with those low tones. Ok, I see you Ms. Phillip. You have been seen. Seriously, I really LOVE the quality of her voice. I’d want to see her do a full production. You are not ready for 2:53.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Tasia at the Tonys was EPIC, Mama. I live for the pause then the “sing out” at 1:52.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: That fierce “they’re still mine” at 1:12 then the flirty sass at 2:25. This is honestly one of the most passionate versions on this spiral. Absolutely stunning throughout. Someone hire her!
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Bringing those Elphie vocals to Miss Celie in a MAJOR way here, esp from 1:40 on.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: STFU with that 1:30. What is that note?! #Dead
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Heartbreaking. What a performance. I got legit emo around 2:35.
The Color Purple Cast Diva Tag
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: 1:43 that’s a hard moment to be tagged in for. Also, bless Rema Webb at 2:42.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: There is something so commanding and warm about this. It really came alive around 1:35. Then 2:47-2:59 is church.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: The only guy on this spiral is smooth AF. Then that ending (4:50!).
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: That “sing out” at 2:35!
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Seriously beautiful. The silent acting from 1:57-2:25; I got chills.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Give it up for Ms. Glover from :43-:55.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: This is a teenager singing at 2:55?!?
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: From 2:15-on I was DONE, then I fell to the floor at 2:40.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: I really felt it from her. That “lovin’” at 3:17 and the whole ending. Yes.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Again, she was in high school when she performed this and she acted the entire house down.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Yeah, clearly this girl went on to be The Voice. DAMN. 4:05.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: I loved this. From 1:35 to the end, I was deep in it.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: She is going through it and singing the house down (1:01-1:21 then again at 2:37).
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: The pure joy beginning at 3:14 made me smile ear to ear.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: 14 years old and already slaying like she is at 1:30. Bless.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: This is the only non-bootleg of Tony winner LaChanze but what more do you need?! OG Celie SLAYS.
Seriously, don’t miss Cynthia Erivo in 'The Color Purple' at Broadways Jacobs Theatre through January 8, 2017.