February 9, 2015 by The ReadyWriter
I don’t watch the “Grammy’s” anymore because gone are the days of the real talent and performers such as; Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Tina Marie and Luther Vandross just to name a few. So I boycott the show.
But why am I not surprised that the internet is all abuzz over the fact that Beyoncé messed up her rendition of the gospel song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” from the movie soundtrack “Selma”.
The song was originally performed with raw emotion by Ledisi but Beyonce’s Grammy performance and her opening notes fell flat as she tried and struggled with no effort based on her limited vocal range.
Most social media users agreed that Beyonce’s version failed in comparison to Ledisi’s excellent cover of Mahalia Jackson‘s “Precious Lord” in the movie ‘Selma’.
So why not just have Ledisi perform the song as recorded? Because the Grammy’s chose Beyoncé over Ledisi because Beyoncé is light skinned and fits the white standard view of black beauty.
Sad 😥 isn’t it?