Watch: Fantasia Rocks ‘The Today Show’ Alongside ‘After Midnight’ Cast

Published: Monday 20th Jan 2014 by Rashad

As fans know, R&B soulstress Fantasia made her return to musical theater via the critically acclaimed ‘After Midnight’ – a high-spirited homage to the jazz era.

Taking to ‘The Today Show’ and ‘The View’ today in promotion of the must-see Broadway event of the season, see below for Fannie and crew’s show-stopping interview and live performance from ‘Today’s Toyota Concert Series’ broadcast earlier this morning.

It’s a must see…

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  1. BEYONCÉ January 20, 2014

    Fantasia is a vocal beast & so damn versatile! I need to get tix….

  2. yAAAZZZZ MZ HUNTY January 20, 2014


  3. LittleJohnny January 20, 2014

    Awesome!!!!! She is unbelievably talented. I need to be getting tickets for this show. It looks spectacular.

  4. Greg January 20, 2014

    Man i love me some fanny….her voice is one of the best of all time.

  5. Molly January 20, 2014

    that outfit is a mess.

  6. dffef January 20, 2014

    fantasia did a phenomenal job love it

  7. kip January 20, 2014

    The outfit she’ll wear to the Grammys–you know, the show that nominated her 3 times–will be better!!

  8. Sissy January 20, 2014

    Love it, want to go to New York right now

  9. Caramelboi January 20, 2014

    Yasssss love me sum Fanny……..

  10. Slayretha Franklin January 20, 2014

    Ms. Barrino is the most soulful vocalist of her generation and thats coming from a die heart Aretha fan.

  11. ZeeZee January 20, 2014

    Fantasia – 3 Grammy nominations; Ciara – 0. You’re dismissed.

    I love Fantasia. She is truly a gem in the midst of robotic, soulless pop tarts. She will be a legend 20 years from now amongst the likes of Patti, Aretha and Gladys. True talent always prevails!!

  12. iconic cici January 20, 2014

    ^ Look at this b**** bringin up Ciara when this is a FATasia post…. kiii btw she looks a diaster as always..

  13. TRUTHFREES January 20, 2014

    It was all good till TAMAR BRAXTON hit the scene #BOOM!
    #GRAMMYWINNERONTHEHORIZON. Plus she’s really the only rnb chick besides beyonce
    That everybody’s checking for #TBT

  14. kip January 20, 2014

    You can’t compare their careers. Fantasia already has a grammy and has been nominated for every album. It took Tamar 13 years and a husband to get MODERATE success. I also doubt that Tamar will be around much longer.

    I also don’t think Tamar will win any Grammy’s, although Love and War (the song, not the album) was pretty decent (even though it ripped off Keyshia Cole’s Trust and Believe).

  15. ZeeZee January 20, 2014

    Tamar had hella exposure from her reality show, The Real, performing(horribly) everywhere, beefing with K.Michelle and 4 singles, and she still barely outsold Fantasia. They are in the same boat saleswise, but Fantasia already has a Grammy, platinum and gold albums and singles. 10 years and she hasn’t slowed down yet.

  16. iconic cici January 20, 2014

    Tamar is the biggest non factor in the industry.

  17. ratedxxx(next broad) January 20, 2014

    Fantasia is a true vocalist..when she sings, you can actually feel the emotions in her voice, you can feel the pain also…

    as for how she looks….talent always going to win when it comes to me..I don’t give a shid if you’re fat, ugly, look like a hoodrat…as long as you can blow and have talent backing you…

    your personal life ain’t got shid to do with me.

  18. Dev January 20, 2014

    What a talented woman and cast of singers, dancers and musicians. I love my people (black) too much to hate.
    I love this woman’s god given voice not matter how much people want to cuss gods packaging.

  19. Mercedes January 20, 2014

    Fantasia is the s***. I love the woman she has become. I hear she’s phenomenal on Broadway, unfortunately I live on the west coast so I can’t afford to fly to NYC. She looked amazing on The View this morning also.

  20. ratedxxx(next broad) January 20, 2014

    as for tamar, her album love and war is a solid r&b album…I think she did a great job…

    honestly I don’t know why people don’t like tamar..I’ve never watched any of her tv I don’t know how her personality is…

    but judgment on her is only base on her great solid r&b album..

  21. Molly January 20, 2014

    I dont know a Tamar.

  22. FactCheck January 20, 2014

    In case you weren’t keeping up, let’s Recap!

    Fantasia Slays R&B: Four Albums Strong (Platinum Selling, Grammy Award)
    Fantasia Slays Classical: Tour with Classical Ledgend Andrea Bochelli. She sings one song in Italian. (YouTube it)
    Fantasia Slays Jazz: Her second Broadway show has been dubbed the “hottest show on Broadway” by theatre critics.
    Fantasia Slays Gospel: Do I really need to go there?
    Fantasia Slays Rock: Just YouTube Fantasia and Train singing ‘Dream On’ and get your life!

    The bottom line is this… Fantasia is the most versatile contempoary vocalist. Her talent will keep her and her music around forever. Check her resume!

  23. FactCheck January 20, 2014

    And as for the dress she performed in, STFU! That dress is designed by Isabel Toledo (look her up). It’s a costume… You know those things peolple wear when they’re performing in front of thousands of people every night on a Broadway stage??

  24. Molly January 20, 2014

    @FactCheck the outfit is still tragic. Save your excuses thanks.

  25. ChildPlease! January 20, 2014

    Child Please! Y’all give Tamar wayyyy too much! Her Lip-Syncing ass could never hold Fantasia’s microphone. Fantasia is a VOCAL BEAST! She can sing anything.

    Compare Fantasia to her equals (Aretha, Patti, Chaka, Tina)
    Compare Tamar to her equals (K. Michelle, Joseline, Ciara, IDK The Muppets?)

  26. Doll Phace MUA January 20, 2014

    Holla at me when Tamar can breathe properly, stay on key, belt without straining or connect with an audience. How DARE you try to rain on Fantasia’s parade with that b*******. I can’t wait ’till Fantasia properly crosses over to the pop/rock world. She has the chops for it. I see her giving a Patti/Tina Turner mixture in the future if her label ever allows her!!! I’m so happy for her!

  27. Dirty laundry January 20, 2014

    Tamar isnt even a better singer then Keyshia Cole or Monica so she definitely can’t hold a candle next to Fantasia… Tamar is one of the worse live vocalist ive heard in awhile.

  28. Me January 20, 2014

    There is noooooo debate. FANTASIA will be most def around. She is only 29 and has vocal ability and skills that will keep her relevant. The child can sing anything on a dime. She was born to perform at many levels. Point blank.

  29. IStanformusic January 20, 2014

    @Iconic cici b**** actually the biggest non factor in this industry would be cierror with her flop sales. How can you drag Tamar and Fantasia when your fav whispers?

  30. Danny Arguello January 20, 2014

    Lol Tamar can’t even sing live. Fantasia kills

  31. FutureCIARA January 20, 2014

    You girls are a joke for some of these comments!

    However I love Fantasia’s #UNBOTHERED persona!

    Her career continues to thrive, she is a true success, no matter what people try to throw at her.

    I cant wait to see her at the Grammy’s.

  32. Navy Nick January 20, 2014

    I LOVE ME SON FANTASIA, I hope this does well, LOVED IT!!

  33. Deborah January 21, 2014

    I think Fantasia is truly gifted and it is her persona I love as well and her life is that of a true African American artist it ain’t easy. I don’t believe we have seen all she Is capable of and people if they will be honest can truly relate to her. I hope she stays real cause this business is full of phones. Jhud won’t even give her the time of day, but she was good enough to sing at her families funeral w her plastic surgery body no one will speak. I said that to say I’ll ride with the REAL Fanttasia 24/7. Tiger Woods taught me a lot about PERFECT CELEBRITIES walking around w ith no flaws.

  34. From NY January 21, 2014

    I’ve seen After Midnight 2x. Saw it 2x because of Fantasia, the girl is a force to be reckoned with and by the way BROADWAY is no joke !!! She won the Theatre World award for the Color and the reason why she was no Tony nominated because it have been the previous year. The girl has the goods, you all focus on the wrong stuff she’s here to stay I believe and someone who knows music as an art as she does is not anybody fools . You all sleeping on Fantasia but I’m not. She is already successful to me.

  35. From NY January 21, 2014

    Oh, and I saw her in the Color Purple. I am a frequent theatre goer. So
    I know talent and someone mentioned Jeninifer Hudson her last 3 movies flopped at box office and I see that no where. And stop comparing. Who is this Tamar person ?

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