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When Trisha Yearwood signed on to participate in Fox‘s upcoming live musical event called The Passion, she wasn’t expecting the emotional toll it would have on her.
The Passion tells the story of the last hours in the life of Jesus Christ along with a wealth of popular songs. Yearwood is playing the role of Jesus’ mother Mary in the production, and will sing powerful songs such as Jazon Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” and Whitney Houstan’s “My Love Is Your Love.”
As Yearwood shared with People, she usually doesn’t get emotional while in the recording studio, but her work for The Passion was an exception:
“I’m having to sing songs that I’m going to be singing at the foot of the cross, and I had to be thinking about what was happening in the story when I was singing the song. I got very emotional, which is not the norm for me in the studio. That was the last time I’ve cried.”
In an interview on the Today Show, Yearwood admitted that she has her nerves worked up over her role in The Passion, especially since the cast will only rehearse together two days before it airs.
“I’m beyond nervous. I am really freaking out,” she said.
The Passion will premire on March 20 on Fox, the same day as Palm Sunday. Tune in below to watch a video of Yearwood talking about her role in the production.
We don’t think Yearwood should have any reason to worry, because we know she’ll do a beautiful job singing in The Passion!
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