Mary J. Blige proved her queen status during Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard’s White Hot Holidays special on Fox Wednesday with an amazing performance of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” And I’m still recovering from it.
Dressed in a sickening gold gown and hair bob on fleek, Mary effortlessly sang the Christmas tune with style and aplomb. Toward the end of the song, she hit a high note that made the entire audience squeal with excitement. I may or may not have screamed on my couch during it, too…
Mary is a pro, so watching her kill a song like this is nothing new. However, that doesn’t make it any less thrilling to watch. First The Wiz; now this. Here’s hoping Mary supplies us with more life-giving performances in 2016.
If you love host Taraji, watch the Empire queen discuss her emotional connection to Debbie Allen at VH1 Big In 2015 With Entertainment Weekly.