Sophia Elias
Updated Feb 09, 2015 @ 10:33 am
Beyonce performs "Take My Hand" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

So maybe she didn’t win for “Album of the Year” (we’ll get to that later), but Beyoncé still stunned on the Grammy stage last night. Adorned in an all-white, Beyoncé belted a goosebump-worthy rendition of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” a famous gospel ballad featured on the Selma soundtrack (performed by Ledisi on the soundtrack). This wasn’t just any song for Beyoncé, though — she had a personal connection to it. During the introduction of the performance, Gwyneth Paltrow explained that Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, used to sing the song to her as a child. Does this help justify why our eyes were welling up last night? Also, she sent an incredibly powerful message in her performance when her back-up dancers raised their hands in solidarity with protests over racial injustice in this country.

Beyoncé’s performance was rounded out by John Legend and Common’s powerful rendition of the Golden Globe-winning song, “Glory,” also featured on the Selma soundtrack. Talk about saving the best for last! Don’t worry though, these two are set to perform live again at the Academy Awards on February 22nd. For now, this is another Grammy moment worth reliving again, and again, and again.

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