The Passion's Jesus Tackles Creed's 'With Arms Wide Open' — Grade It

Scott Stapp may not have been present at the original Last Supper, but the Creed singer’s words rang strong during Fox’s live-ish retelling of Jesus’ final days on Earth.

A quarter of the way through Fox’s production of The Passion: New Orleans on Sunday, Jesus (played by Jencarlos Canela) assembled his apostles for one final meal — catered by The Chew‘s Carla Hall, apparently — during which he serenaded them with a lulled rendition of “With Arms Wide Open.”

Jesus’ pals appeared to enjoy the slowed-down version of the 2000 chart-topper, even that no-good Judas (played by that very-good Chris Daughtry).

Video of Canela’s performance will be posted when it becomes available. In the meantime, grade the song below and drop a comment with your thoughts on tonight’s production.

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  1. Becky Terrell says:

    The Passion is a true work of art, beautiful to watch! Kudos to the entire cast!

  2. Dreama Kelly says:

    Wow. Powerful. Spot On. Awesome.

  3. NcGal says:

    Wasn’t too sure about this but glad I watched it. Thought everyone involved showed lots of emotion and passion. Kudos to Tyler Perry and The Fox network for daring to attempt this subject.

  4. Jamie says:

    I watched the Passion. I enjoyed the music by Creed and Hoobstank. However I felt that it was to much of a musical . I didn’t get a real message from it.

  5. Carolyn Brady says:

    I thought it was good for what it was. Not happy with the interviews, I thought they took away from the production. It didn’t live up to the hype but overall.. I would watch it again. Guess my expectations were too high, I thought it would be a modern day Jesus Christ Superstar. The songs were spot on.