Lord, Fantasia. This baby leaves everything she has on the stage. This is most evident when she's singing a song about God, or love. Fantasia is no stranger to either having come up in the church, and listen.. when she performs she takes you right back to her roots every time!
Last night the BET Honors aired and man it was incredible. Among the honorees were Patti LaBelle, LA Reid, & Lee Daniels! All of the honorees are legendary in their own way, and Fantasia is one artist headed for the same status. When it came time for someone to pay tribute to the stage presence and diva that is Pattie LaBelle, it only made sense that it was Fantasia. Who else in our generation could've done it?!
It's obvious that Patti's performance style has had an influence on Fantasia's approach. Last night she delivered a version of Patti's "You Are My Friend" that had Auntie Patti moved from the very start. This isn't the first time Fannie has paid tribute to Patti, and I'm sure it won't be the last...but Lord knows Fantasia sang like it! Whew!