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Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks Move Hoda and Jenna To Tears

Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks Move Hoda and Jenna To Tears

12/16/2023 03:34 PM EST by WBLS Staff

Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks' recent visit to the Today Show left Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager in tears.

While chatting with the two actors about their roles in the film "The Color Purple," Hoda and Jenna hinted that they'd love to hear them sing a little something.

“Both of y’all grew up in the Carolinas,” Jenna said, and both stars replied, “Yes.”

“Singing in church ...” Hoda continued. “Is there a song that y’all like?”

Brooks caught on quickly and said, “Oh, they’re trying (to make us perform). Is there a song y’all like?”

“No, how about one y’all like?” Hoda replied.

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Trained vocalist Danielle Brooks started the alto melody with the song "Let Go" by DeWayne Woods. Fantasia followed behind as a soprano locking in the second note. Having spent many months singing and acting together, their vocals seamlessly synced in harmony, tone, and texture.

"Soon as I stopped worrying/ Worrying how the story ends/ I let go and I let God/ Let God have his way/ That’s when things start happening," they sang.

Both Hoda and Jenna leaned in, intently watching the performance. When the stars concluded, the co-hosts' reactions were priceless.

While crying, Jenna said, “Wait, y’all can’t do this to us.”

Meanwhile, Hoda also wiped tears from her eyes.

“Remember when you said, ‘Don’t make you cry?’” Jenna said to the duo and everyone laughed.

“We begged you,” Hoda added.

Watch the full segment below:

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