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25 Fierce AF Performances of “I’m Here” From The Color Purple

January 5th, 2017 by

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25 Fierce AF Performances of “I’m Here” From The Color Pu...

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.

Saycon Sengbloh


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Starting at 1:56 that “they see more…” section. Come through, Saycon!

Nattalyee Randall


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.

Jennifer Hudson


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Is the entire time an answer? I mean Oprah is all of us after 1:40.

Olivia Phillip


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.

Fantasia


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Tasia at the Tonys was EPIC, Mama. I live for the pause then the “sing out” at 1:52.

Sandra Okuboyejo


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!

Lilli Cooper


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Bringing those Elphie vocals to Miss Celie in a MAJOR way here, esp from 1:40 on.

Alexia Sielo


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: STFU with that 1:30. What is that note?! #Dead

Treshelle Edmond


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.

Nichole Turner


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.

Segun Oluwadele


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: The only guy on this spiral is smooth AF. Then that ending (4:50!).

Afia Asamoah


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: That “sing out” at 2:35!

Trisha Jeffrey


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Seriously beautiful. The silent acting from 1:57-2:25; I got chills.

Montego Glover


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Give it up for Ms. Glover from :43-:55.

Samella Carryl


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: This is a teenager singing at 2:55?!?

Erica Richardson


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: From 2:15-on I was DONE, then I fell to the floor at 2:40.

Aliyah Sheffield


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: I really felt it from her. That “lovin’” at 3:17 and the whole ending. Yes.

Marla Louissaint


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Again, she was in high school when she performed this and she acted the entire house down.

Amber Nicole


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Yeah, clearly this girl went on to be The Voice. DAMN. 4:05.

Kadesha Barnard


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: I loved this. From 1:35 to the end, I was deep in it.

Jeannette Bayardelle


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: She is going through it and singing the house down (1:01-1:21 then again at 2:37).

Malissa Hanson


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: The pure joy beginning at 3:14 made me smile ear to ear.

Jamie Linton


Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: 14 years old and already slaying like she is at 1:30. Bless.

LaChanze


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.