VIDEO: Fantasia Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston on BET
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During her segment on BET's Gospel-inspired talent show Sunday Best last night, American Idol winner Fantasia paid tribute to one of her idol's, Whitney Houston. The singer held back tears as she performed versions of "To the Heavens" and "Pass Me Not" in honor of the late superstar. Check out the performance below!
Fantasia will soon return to Broadway in 'After Midnight,' which reintroduces the Cotton Club's famed 'Celebrity Nights' by presenting stars of today in limited engagement appearances. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist , who was last seen on Broadway in her critically praised turn in The Color Purple, will play performances through Sunday, February 9, 2014.
Fantasia rose to fame as the winner of the third season of "American Idol" in 2004. She received overwhelming critical acclaim for her star turn as Celie, the oppressed central character, in the Tony Award-nominated musical, The Color Purple in 2007.
As a recording artist, Fantasia has sold nearly three million records and 1.5 million digital tracks to date. She won the 2011 Grammy Award for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" for "Bittersweet," the lead single from her third solo album, "Back to Me." This past April, Fantasia released her fourth album, "Side Effects of You."