ESSENCE Music Festival headliner and new mom Fantasia Barrino made a soulful return to the stage at a Super Bowl event in Indianapolis.

This is Fantasia’s first post-baby appearance since she welcomed her son Dallas Xavier Barrino on December 13, 2011.

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Joined onstage by her mother Diane Barrino, Fantasia was moved nearly to tears as she sang at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2012 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. She also performed with the NFL Gospel Choir. NFL players and celebrities attended the concert which was the first major event of the Super Bowl weekend.

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Gospel greats CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker also performed.

We can’t wait to see what Fantasia has in store for the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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