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What Did You Think of 'The Passion'? Too Modern or Just Right?

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 20: Host Tyler Perry appears in 'The Passion', an epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans on FOX, at Woldenberg Park on March 20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Grammy Award winning singers Yolanda Adams and Seal made Palm Sunday that much more uplifting with powerful vocal performances during Fox’s The Passion.

Tyler Perry Teams Up With FOX for Live-Action Easter Musical

Hosted and narrated by prolific filmmaker Tyler Perry, the semi-live musical took place in New Orleans and offered a modern take on Jesus’ last days. An estimated 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the special, which starred Jencarlos Canela as Jesus, Seal as Pontius Pilate and Trisha Yearwood as the Virgin Mother. Meanwhile, Adams led the choir and rocked the crowd with renditions of “When Love Takes Over” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

And Twitter enthusiastically chimed in: 

Meanwhile, a large number of viewers heaped praise on Seal for both his impressive singing and acting. His cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” was especially haunting:

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What did you think of The Passion – too modern or just right? Weigh in below.