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X-factor contestant, Stacy Francis, sings a cover of Prince's song "Purple Rain" on X-Factor & brings judges to tears

Stacy Francis, X-Factor contestant sang a short version of "Purple Rain" tonight on "X-factor" and did a pretty good job. She she performed in front of judges Nicole Schwerzinger and Enrique Iglesias, and brought them to tears. Anyone else catch the performance? I'm sure it will show up somewhere on the net later this evening or by early tomorrow.

Here's an article snippet about it from 'SheKnows RealityTV' online magazine:

http://realitytvmagazine....r-mentors/

Stacy Francis was up next at Nicole’s house, and Stacy was extremely nervous. Stacy decided to give “Purple Rain” a try and it was incredible. Stacy’s performance had Nicole in tears and had Enrique thinking that Nicole’s neighbors probably heard Stacy.

(Thanks to orger Shockadelica1 who posted this video first on this thread)

Update 10/16:1st video no longer worked;so here's another link

Go "Team Stacy!" woot!

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Reply #1 posted 10/13/11 6:32pm

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Yep I saw it and was not impressed. hmph!

"Bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gon' be funky." ~ Prince

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Reply #2 posted 10/13/11 6:37pm

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O lord not again.........Thank fuck eye dont watch it......disbelief

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Reply #3 posted 10/13/11 6:42pm

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SHOCKADELICA1 said:

Yep I saw it and was not impressed. hmph!

lol I thought she did okay. She started to take it to church for a minute, when she got a bit spiritual with it, and I bet if she sang a longer version she could have carried that song to another level. I'm sure it will pop up on the net somewhere, but not sure if it could be posted here, since it's a 'Prince song' especially if it's on youtube.

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Reply #4 posted 10/13/11 6:48pm

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purple rain is also trending on twitter too.

I STAN and SLAY for Prince LOL.
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Reply #5 posted 10/13/11 6:55pm

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diamond537 said:

purple rain is also trending on twitter too.

Interesting...so it's 'trending'....they're talking 'bout it..biggrin

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Reply #6 posted 10/13/11 7:09pm

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--double post

[Edited 10/13/11 19:13pm]

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Reply #7 posted 10/13/11 7:51pm

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2elijah said:

diamond537 said:

purple rain is also trending on twitter too.

Interesting...so it's 'trending'....they're talking 'bout it..biggrin

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lol

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Reply #8 posted 10/13/11 8:07pm

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daPrettyman said:

2elijah said:

Interesting...so it's 'trending'....they're talking 'bout it..biggrin

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lol

wink I figured somebody would catch on to what I was referencing that to...so 'what time is it?'lol (j/k)

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Reply #9 posted 10/13/11 8:09pm

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For fucks sake. I don't want Prince to be on shitty Fox shows, and I don't want stupid fuckers posting tweets about Prince when the only song they know is Purple Rain. FUCK.

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MarquessMarq said:

For fucks sake. I don't want Prince to be on shitty Fox shows, and I don't want stupid fuckers posting tweets about Prince when the only song they know is Purple Rain. FUCK.

U da man MarquessMarq.........Stupid fuckers eye like that alot....lol

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Reply #11 posted 10/13/11 8:13pm

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I must say that it was one of the best non-Prince performances I've seen of that song. I thought it was actually better than Patti LaBelle's version at the 2010 BET Awards. I agree that because it was a condensed version, she didn't have the space to bring it to its full potential, but she definitely worked with what she had.

On a side note, I tear up listening to the lyrics of that song. Even though its the most overplayed Prince song, it still touches my heart when I hear it. Thanks Prince for making such a powerful song.

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Reply #12 posted 10/13/11 8:16pm

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wink @ davetherave6767

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MarquessMarq said:

For fucks sake. I don't want Prince to be on shitty Fox shows, and I don't want stupid fuckers posting tweets about Prince when the only song they know is Purple Rain. FUCK.

Oh MarquessMarq be nice. Let the rest of the world have a little Prince too. It doesn't take away from his status with us diehards.

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PurpleChi said:

I must say that it was one of the best non-Prince performances I've seen of that song. I thought it was actually better than Patti LaBelle's version at the 2010 BET Awards. I agree that because it was a condensed version, she didn't have the space to bring it to its full potential, but she definitely worked with what she had.

On a side note, I tear up listening to the lyrics of that song. Even though its the most overplayed Prince song, it still touches my heart when I hear it. Thanks Prince for making such a powerful song.

I discussed this with a friend of mine and we both said she sang it 1000% better than Patti did at the BET tribute.

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PurpleChi said:

MarquessMarq said:

For fucks sake. I don't want Prince to be on shitty Fox shows, and I don't want stupid fuckers posting tweets about Prince when the only song they know is Purple Rain. FUCK.

Oh MarquessMarq be nice. Let the rest of the world have a little Prince too. It doesn't take away from his status with us diehards.

Exactly.lol Hey, I'm not a fan of FOX station either, but I agree with you. It doesn't take anything away from Prince's s status or career as a musician/artist/performer, regardless of what station he chooses to appear on. Secondly, the newbie or diehard fans don't have a say in telling Prince what show or station he can or cannot appear on, so that 'privilege' for fans, new or diehards..well, never was.

Anyway, so far, not that I am a fan of Pharell, Rihanna, or Enrique Iglesia, but all 3 appeared as judges on the show. The few that were very good on the show tonight are 'Stacy Francis', 'the JB sound-alike' and two groups, "The Answer" and "Lakoda Rain". I think it's nice that musicians/performers who are already in the business and have been successful with their careers, can appear on the show and give other aspiring singers some inspiration.

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daPrettyman said:

PurpleChi said:

I must say that it was one of the best non-Prince performances I've seen of that song. I thought it was actually better than Patti LaBelle's version at the 2010 BET Awards. I agree that because it was a condensed version, she didn't have the space to bring it to its full potential, but she definitely worked with what she had.

On a side note, I tear up listening to the lyrics of that song. Even though its the most overplayed Prince song, it still touches my heart when I hear it. Thanks Prince for making such a powerful song.

I discussed this with a friend of mine and we both said she sang it 1000% better than Patti did at the BET tribute.

I have to agree, although I respect Patti LaBelle as an singer/performer, if Stacy had a chance to sing a longer version or 'Purple Rain', she would have blown it out of the water, because she definitely would have put her soul into it. I've never realized the spiritual vibe of Purple Rain, until years later.

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Reply #17 posted 10/13/11 8:56pm

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I think it was just OK.

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Reply #18 posted 10/13/11 9:09pm

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And BOOM here it is. I think she has a nice voice, but she needs 2 stay in her own lane. PR wasn't the song 4 her. disbelief

"Bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gon' be funky." ~ Prince

A kiss on the lips, is betta than a knife in the back ~ Sheila E

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^ She was a bit nervous at first, but I have to disagree with you. She did good and that song is definitely in her lane, because she can definitely carry that song. Loved it, especially at mark 2:54, where she began to take it out of the ballpark. She did a good job. Fantastic voice. I think Prince would be proud of her.

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2elijah said:

^ She was a bit nervous at first, but I have to disagree with you. She did good and that song is definitely in her lane, because she can definitely carry that song. Loved it, especially at mark 2:54, where she began to take it out of the ballpark. She did a good job. Fantastic voice. I think Prince would be proud of her.

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I agree ... she did fine. Over sang a bit but eh... its nice hearing people do Prince's music. Its why people don't even think about or remember what great songs he has written

the judges were feeling it for sure

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Reply #21 posted 10/13/11 9:39pm

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2elijah said:

^ She was a bit nervous at first, but I have to disagree with you. She did good and that song is definitely in her lane, because she can definitely carry that song. Loved it, especially at mark 2:54, where she began to take it out of the ballpark. She did a good job. Fantastic voice. I think Prince would be proud of her.

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Well that's why we are all entitled 2 our own opinion. Like I said, I wasn't impressed. She has a nice, strong voice but that's not the song 4 her.

"Bring friends, bring your children and bring foot spray 'cause it's gon' be funky." ~ Prince

A kiss on the lips, is betta than a knife in the back ~ Sheila E

Darkness isn't the absence of light, it's the absence of U ~ Prince
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Reply #22 posted 10/13/11 9:43pm

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2elijah said:

^ She was a bit nervous at first, but I have to disagree with you. She did good and that song is definitely in her lane, because she can definitely carry that song. Loved it, especially at mark 2:54, where she began to take it out of the ballpark. She did a good job. Fantastic voice. I think Prince would be proud of her.

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I agree ... she did fine. Over sang a bit but eh... its nice hearing people do Prince's music. Its why people don't even think about or remember what great songs he has written

the judges were feeling it for sure

Yes, they were, tears and all. It actually sounded better on that vid than on tv. I guess it depends on what kind of tv you have. She just did an amazing cover of it. I just listened to it about 5 times and probably again tomorrow. Her voice is amazing, because she put a lot of her soul into it. Awesome just awesome. I'm a new fan of hers after this. Someone even said that 'Purple Rain' was trending on Twitter, after that broadcast.

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SHOCKADELICA1 said:

2elijah said:

^ She was a bit nervous at first, but I have to disagree with you. She did good and that song is definitely in her lane, because she can definitely carry that song. Loved it, especially at mark 2:54, where she began to take it out of the ballpark. She did a good job. Fantastic voice. I think Prince would be proud of her.

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Well that's why we are all entitled 2 our own opinion. Like I said, I wasn't impressed. She has a nice, strong voice but that's not the song 4 her.

Hey, that's cool. thumbs up! Different strokes for different folks. It's all good.biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 10/13/11 9:48pm

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she sounds amazing!. it takes a lot to pull off a purple tune, she did a great job

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DoffieParker said:

she sounds amazing!. it takes a lot to pull off a purple tune, she did a great job

Agree..nod She took me straight to church the way she sang it. Awesome job.

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Reply #26 posted 10/13/11 10:02pm

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2elijah said:

DoffieParker said:

she sounds amazing!. it takes a lot to pull off a purple tune, she did a great job

Agree..nod She took me straight to church the way she sang it. Awesome job.

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yes it did feel that way, uplifting stuff & i even got a tear in my eye.. it's a powerful song

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That shit was awful.... her phrasing and tone were all the way OFF. There was no proper build up for her hollering and it was just a messy vocal. Definitely not the song for her. Desxter would have been more true to the song if he did it and Stacy could have done Crazy In Love which goes well with all that over the top hollering. "She took me to church" then I never want to attend the church that you are a member of if they singing like that. lol lol lol

Glad to see Prince trending though!!! biggrin

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That shit was awful.... her phrasing and tone were all the way OFF. There was no proper build up for her hollering and it was just a messy vocal. Definitely not the song for her. Desxter would have been more true to the song if he did it and Stacy could have done Crazy In Love which goes well with all that over the top hollering. "She took me to church" then I never want to attend the church that you are a member of if they singing like that. lol lol lol

Glad to see Prince trending though!!! biggrin

lol I don't think anyone in church would miss you though (just kidding) tease lol I guess not everyone will like or gravitate to her type of singing, but I think she will still do well in this competition. She would definitely do well in the gospel category.

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PurpleChi said:

MarquessMarq said:

For fucks sake. I don't want Prince to be on shitty Fox shows, and I don't want stupid fuckers posting tweets about Prince when the only song they know is Purple Rain. FUCK.

Oh MarquessMarq be nice. Let the rest of the world have a little Prince too. It doesn't take away from his status with us diehards.

You're right. wink

It just bothers me sometimes (obviously) lol

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