Compared to The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo, We All Sing Like Tired Llamas Screeching for Death

Cynthia Erivo, the British singer and actress currently starring as Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, performed one of the show’s closing songs, “I’m Here,” on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show, and—in four breathtaking minutes—proved that she has a better voice than you.


I have not seen The Color Purple, but my coworkers Joanna “Go-Anna” Rothkopf and Emma “Emma” Carmichael claim Erivo “should win” the Tony over fellow nominee (and the category’s expected winner), Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo. I believe it!

Meanwhile, here’s a video of me singing Meghan Trainor’s “No”:

Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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Bobby Finger

I was under the impression Erivo is not the favorite. Perhaps she is!