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Fantasia Honors Mariah Carey With ‘Hero’

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Fantasia+12th+Annual+BMI+Urban+Mariah21 e1347121664870 Fantasia Honors Mariah Carey With Hero

As earlier reported, Mariah Carey was honored with the BMI Icon Award in Los Angeles last night.

Of the night’s many performers, the most notable was soulful songbird Fantasia, who served up a rousing rendition of Carey’s 1993 smash ‘Hero’.

A church-inspired performance awaits after the jump…

Who didn’t catch the Holy Ghost during that performance?! As ever with Ms. Barrino, amazing. Now, bring on that fourth album!

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  1. September 8, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Honestly Speaking says:
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    Fantasia always delivers an amazing performance whenever she is onstage. She’s very talented and I’m looking forward to a new album from her.

    • September 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm
      Monster Army says:
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      Both are flopping (get em)
      ****RIP***

      :) :) :)

      • September 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm
        MC says:
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        @Monster Army
        Stay pressed.
        ****RIP your pathetic soul*******
        :) :) :)

    • September 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm
      Millhouse says:
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      I miss the old American Idol Fantasia… She used to sing so well, now all she does is scream and kick off her shoes… You dont have to take every song to church…

  2. September 8, 2012 at 11:41 am
    soulmusiclover says:
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    she s sooo freaking talented! how is it possible to sing like that! wow just wow!

  3. September 8, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Jamison says:
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    I love you Fannie, outstanding performance but I am gonna need you to hit the gym before you’re next album comes out!!!!

    • September 8, 2012 at 11:53 am
      dee says:
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      CHECK OUT HER INSTAGRAM SHE LOST ALOT OF WEIGHT IM JUST SAYING

    • September 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm
      Anthony says:
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      If she tone her body up she will be brick house..

  4. September 8, 2012 at 11:50 am
    dee says:
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    FANTASIA WAS GREAT SHE KILLED IT I LOVE HER

  5. September 8, 2012 at 11:53 am
    Briana ROberts says:
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    I love this and she did her dang………… Fantasia is the best thats out right now!! And fo you talking about hitting the gym maybe you need to!!!

  6. September 8, 2012 at 11:59 am
    JBvanilla says:
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    KEEP YOUR SHOES ON…….!!!!!!

  7. September 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    MC says:
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    She did a wonderful rendition of this song. This is a very hard song to cover!

  8. September 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    ras says:
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    fantasia is so phenomenal and everybody her single is coming out soon so go get it when it comes cause we got to get more real singer like this back on the radio

  9. September 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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    Glad she showed her respect for true great Mariah Carey at the end

  10. September 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Tru Voice says:
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    Yes LAWD!!!! Fanny did that.

  11. September 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    christinastherealtalent says:
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    Yall need to quit telling people that they need to lose weight. Not everybody wants to be a size 0. I bet some of you telling people they need to hit the gym are about 50lbs overweight yourself. Just shut the f*** up already. Fantasia looks great and does not need to lose weight.

    Instead of focusing so much on females weight, try focusing some of that hate on these overweight rappers.

    • September 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm
      MC says:
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      I know! I mean who the f*** wants to see Rick Ross shirtless, but people like Mariah, Xtina, Fantasia, Jessica Simpson, etc get chewed out for being a little thick.

      • September 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm
        MooRiah Sucks! (PIGRIAH CAREY HATER) says:
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        People always critisize either way, Rihanna is thinner than all those girls and still gets called fat alot. Like she said, not everybody wants to be a size 0

      • September 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm
        MC says:
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        @MooRiah Sucks! (PIGRIAH CAREY HATER)
        Obviously you have body image issues, because you say that “no one wants to be a size zero” yet you call Mariah a “pig”. Hit the gym boo boo.

  12. September 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    MusicB says:
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    Fantasia can Sing Anything! She could sing “my neck, my back” and make it sound like a church song…I love it!

  13. September 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    dustin says:
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    i don’t think that i could be any more ready for a new fanny album. she really has one of the most special voices that i have ever heard. even if there are singers that have better tone, or timber fanny has one thing that the beyonces and rita oras (no hate they have great voices) can’t buy. thats the ability to FEEL what she is singing and make you feel it. she doesn’t have to write a song to inject her soul into it and that is something special.

  14. September 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    OH MY GOSH.... GOOGLE KELSNETWORK AN SEE WHAT HAPPENS! says:
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    wondering why she always takes her shoes off

  15. September 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    Ray says:
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    This was awful..!!

    HOW CAN YOU GUYS SAY IT WAS GOOD?? SHE DIDNT EVEN SING THE CORRECT LYRICS..!!!

    Mariah should be honored by someone that can sing…JOE was good…

    I like Fantasia singing- like broadway songs..This sounded like a broken v*******…THIS SUCKED…The rest of you get your EARS CHECKED… THIS WAS HORRIBLE..

    THERE.. I WILL BE THE ONLY ONE ON HERE TO TELL THE TRUTH!!

    • September 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm
      dustin says:
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      thats YOUR truth. you don’t like it. that doesn’t make it bad. she didn’t botch a single note. bottom line.

    • September 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm
      JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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      Being honest I prefer Joe singing a Mariah song than Fantasia too

  16. September 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Amazing, i like it.

  17. September 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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    I liked it!

  18. September 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) says:
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    aright fannie i see you…..Sing for Mrs. Piggy since she can’t hit the notes anymore

    • September 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm
      MC says:
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      I’ll let your fave stan for my girl

      • September 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm
        Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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        MC, Beyonce has copied Britney, Mariah, Jennifer Lopez, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Aaliyah and many others incessantly.

        It just doesent seem to bother her fans.

    • September 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm
      tits mcgee says:
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      LMAO! No chance of sunburn, with that thick ass shade. #DEAD

    • September 9, 2012 at 10:39 am
      Bey Fan says:
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      What singer wouldnt say they were inspired by the 90’s Mariah…. she was and is still is an ICON…

      that has nothing to do with her ability to perform live NOW. But because she is truly one of the greatest voices… she gets a pass.

      The video showed ONE pic of them doing a similar pose and she supposedly is copying Mariah….WTF??? (not to mention Im not sure who took the pic first….)

  19. September 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    Bianca says:
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    She was absolutely the best performance of the night…..Love u Tasia!

  20. September 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    HAPPY says:
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    YES!!!!

    SHE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. September 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    realHIPHOP says:
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    Wow I was in tears after this performance the girl has a God given talent!

  22. September 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    Millhouse says:
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    If this b**** dont stop takin off her shoes every f***** performance… omfg…. Even Patti dont take off her shoes everytime. Whats the point of wearing the shoes if you take them off before the song even starts. She should just come out barefoot like Joss Stone or Eric Benet… Great talent but she will never rise above where she is now cuz of the ghetto s*** she be doin. The Voice of an Angel, and the feet of an Ogar

    • September 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm
      Truth(theoneandonlychile) says:
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      Dead

    • September 9, 2012 at 12:18 am
      mobwife says:
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      The late great…..and I do mean GREAT, PHYLLIS HYMAN use to kick off her shoes religiously and so had Pattie Labelle on many occassions! Oh and my girl Jilly Jill Scott will take off a shoe when she’s really “get down in it” so let it go!

      “Sang Fanny” :-)

  23. September 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    Truth(theoneandonlychile) says:
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    I live chile…

  24. September 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    Millhouse says:
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    & this is coming from a true Fanny Fan… Ive been rooting for her since American Idol. She is the best vocalist of this generation…. and 2nd is Beyonce… just my opinion (im fans of both)… I would love to see Fantasia do an album like Adele’s 21… Maybe Fanny didnt realize that the majority of the people who voted for her were white… (im blk btw)… White people love Fantasia and she could really blow up if she puts out the right songs, and if she stops actin like a ghetoo church fool all the time… Kick off your shoes at the end of the show when the song is building up to a climax… not at the begining… When Patti does it, its cuz she is about to go off in the song and she just cant control it…. When Fanny does it, it has no impact cuz its predicatable… I LOVE YOU FANTASIA….. but please take keep your shoes on….

    When Frank Gatson was on her VH1 show, he told her the same thing…. keep your shoes on… Her voice is soooo perfect that it will do all the work for her… she doesnt need to jump around all the time…(even gospel artists dont shout all the time). Although sometimes when she does take it to church, i love it…. but not every song… and the Screaming has to stop… I would love for her to go the Adele route. I want to see Fanny at the VMAS and the Billboard Awards and all the other top award shows… FAnny PLEASE, I am begging you… Refine yourself and you will be HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • September 9, 2012 at 12:20 am
      Oceanmate says:
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      I agree 10000%

      • September 10, 2012 at 11:07 am
        mar mar says:
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        amen….x

  25. September 9, 2012 at 12:12 am
    mobwife says:
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    Sang Fantasia! :-)

  26. September 9, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Bey Fan says:
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    This is a difficult song to sing…. I didn’t really enjoy her vocal performance, but her stage presence did evoke some raw emotion (as always).

    The first time I i listened to it, I pressed play and went into the bathroom, and having only the audio to go by, I really didnt like. But when I actually watched it, I liked it a little more.

  27. September 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    Gr3g says:
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    Checkout Karen Clark Sheard’s rendition of Anytime You Need a Friend…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VYXFa2Xtfs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  29. September 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    NICK says:
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    YES FANTASIA!!!!!

  30. September 10, 2012 at 6:18 am
    Love on top says:
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    I love fannie lol she is such a Hot mess but you gotta love her Great performance

  31. September 10, 2012 at 11:04 am
    mar mar says:
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    i really love Fantasia but she dont have to take every song to church the way she does. However i will say that this was quite tame for her. She wud be hit by the holy ghost even singing the alphabet. By “h” she screaming, by “m” crying, by “q” she speakin in tongue by “z” she passed out…….god love her xxx

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