The Passion Not a Huge Hit, But Trisha Yearwood Sang Carousel

first_img Early ratings are in for Fox’s The Passion, the semi-live musical retelling of Jesus’s final hours from Tyler Perry, and they’re admittedly short of miraculous. According to Deadline, the two-hour event landed a 4.3/7 in metered markets. In comparison, Grease: Live scored a 7.4/11 in overnight results; The Wiz Live! earned a 7.9/13.Unlike Fox’s Grease: Live or NBC’s three recent endeavors, The Passion was not a traditional live musical telecast, but rather a concert, pre-recorded TV miniseries and parade hybrid. The cast included Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ, Chris Daughtry as Judas, Seal as Pontius Pilate and Trisha Yearwood as Mary.While many of the songs (lifted largely from Top 40 charts of the past few decades) were taped as New Orleans-set music videos with suggestions of the New Testament, there were several shining performances on the concert stage, including Yearwood—as the Virgin Mary—giving contemporary flair to Carousel’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as the cross made its way to the stage. Check it out below. Trisha Yearwood View Commentslast_img

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