The Passion Live: Trisha Yearwood Dominates the Fox Musical as Mary

Stealing the spotlight from Jesus is no easy feat — on Palm Sunday, no less — but Trisha Yearwood did just that during Fox’s The Passion Live.

The two-hour production, a modernized re-telling of Jesus’ final days on Earth, was peppered with powerhouse performances from Yearwood’s Mary, beginning with a thoughtful rendition of Jewel’s “Hands.”

The country star followed that up with a one-two punch of ballads: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, and a solid version of Lifehouse’s “Broken”; the latter, which you can stream in the video above, was sung as a farewell to Jesus.

We’ll add video of Yearwood’s performances when they become available. For now, drop a comment with your thoughts on her contribution to the show below.

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  1. Avery says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by how powerful the production was. Trisha was incredible!

  2. Mary says:

    Have been missing the Lord in my life. The presentation of Passion has made me want to connect with Him again. Thank you, Tyler, for this beautiful portrayal and format of the passion! Thanks to ALL involved in this production. And, most especially, thank You, Lord!

  3. Bella says:

    Trisha was fantastic! Chris Daughtry, also. All.of them did well. You never know if singers can act or vice versa. It was a nice surprise.

  4. Brian says:

    I was a bit of a cynic about what I thought would be a “syrupy” version of the Passion by Fox. I tuned in just to see how they would pull off a live show, but ended up watching it through to the end. It was well done. Well narrated, well acted, well sung.

  5. readenreply says:

    Jesus! The Jukebox Musical. Like a rip off of Godspell using existing songs.

  6. Unanimous says:

    This production was excellent and its contemporary flair makes it relative to a young audience. I believe the world has lost an appreciation for what Jesus story is really like, and this modern portrayal puts it in perspective. Thanks Mr. Perry and Fox.

  7. Carole says:

    Thought this was one of the best !! I was spellbound with the terrific songs and performers.

  8. Diane Craig says:

    I didn’t watch the show…but based on this song alone, I would buy the soundtrack. She sounds fantastic!

  9. Laurie says:

    I was pleasantly surprised at the uplifting music and highlights from my city. I even saw a friend in the crowd on live TV. Was it perfect? No. Was it inspirational. Quite.

  10. Theresa Finan Gillem says:

    All I can say is that the Passion was amazing. It was wonderful seeing all those people lucky to be watching it live in New Orleans. Trisha was incredible and looked beautiful. In fact, there was nothing that wasn’t great.

  11. Thank you. The “Passion” was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many were
    fortunate enough to be in New Orleans and see this in person. Everyone did a wonderful job.
    Trisha Yearwood was fantastic. She looked fantastic and sang even more beautiful than normal. What a way to begin Easter week.

  12. Zeph says:

    Sorry, I’ve been a Trisha fan pretty much since she came on the country music scene, and while her performances were technically good I personally felt they were a bit flat emotionally when compared to the rest of the cast.

  13. Anthony S says:

    Trisha sounded amazing. She makes me proud to be a country fan because she is a beautiful representation of it’s awesome talent. Way to go Trisha!

  14. I was in the movie and everything went great on the set. Thumbs up to everyone in the film. Great job!