How Sweet! Fantasia Barrino gives Tamron Hall emotional surprise [VIDEO]
Article By Tina Darwin // EEW Magazine // Daytime Television
R&B singer, Fantasia Barrino, is known for her amazing vocal chops, but singing isn’t the only thing she does well. She also gives awesome surprises!
When the GRAMMY® Award-winning singer dropped by the set of her friend Tamron Hall’s new self-titled talk show, she brought someone along that reduced the daytime host to tears.
“I have a surprise for you,” said Barrino, 35, in the middle of an interview, before telling Hall, “Don’t cry, because if you cry, I’m going to cry.”
Suddenly, a photograph popped up on the big screen behind them and the songstress, who is the voice of Hall’s chat show’s theme song, “Shine,” asked her, “Do you remember this photo?”
Looking stunned, the former NBC anchor, 48, whose show ratings are off to a great start, acknowledged that she did indeed remember seeing the little girl pictured at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
Back in 2017, Hall was designated the "Honorary Muse" in The Krewe of Muses parade, where she rode in the iconic shoe float—a 17-foot tall fiber-optic encrusted red pump.
“In the sea of people she had this sign,” Hall remembered, which said, “Tamron! You are Black Girl Magic.”
Hall then commented that she would “fall out in this floor” if the adorable girl was there in the studio. Well, sure enough, Barrino, who is gearing up for her Sketchbook tour in October, had pulled some strings.
Out walked the same little girl, whose name is Naomi, wearing a beautiful yellow dress and a big smile, while holding a bouquet of flowers and that infamous sign.
The touching reunion tugged on everyone’s heartstrings and left Hall wiping away teardrops.
“Tamron Hall,” which is produced by Disney-ABC, debuted with the second highest ratings for any daytime talk show in five years, just behind “American Idol” alum and “Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson’s new daytime talker, according to The Wrap.
Press play on the video to watch the special moment below.