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Singer Mandisa Shares How She Went To Perform On Stage With Slippers

Gospel singer Mandisa who has touched many souls with her song “Overcomer” recently shared of her experience at the just ended Dove Awards 2014. Mandisa revealed that when she was called to perform she was not ready and she surprisingly found herself running to the stage with slippers.

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Mandisa never cease to surprise her fans and on Tuesday during Dove Awards she performed bare foot on the grand stage as she was not ready when she was called. She thought that she had a lot of time to prepare and little did she know that while she was applying some final touches than she would be called on stage to perform.

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She shared :

They called me backstage really early before I performed “Overcomer”. I had so much time that I decided to take a trip to my dressing room to retouch my makeup, do some vocal exercises and um…well, when I get nervous I have to use the bathroom, ok?

Eventually the Lipscomb student chosen as my escort came and told me it was almost time so I headed to the stage. The stage manager handed me the pack used to hear the music and I began the long process of finding a place to attach it; boys have it so easy. They just stick it in their pocket and call it a day. If pantyhose and a dress are part of your wardrobe, it takes a little more work! Just as I found a suitable spot and ran my inner ear monitors down my dress to attach, I reached for my 4.5 inch purple heels to put on when…what is that I hear?! My intro music streaming on stage!?!?

“Wait! Is that for me? Did that man just say, ‘Give it up for Mandisa’?!” Noooooo!!!

I screamed, hopped over the backstage crew, and ran through the curtain, just in time to breathlessly belt out “starin’ at a stop sign…”

Did I mention that I still had my slippers on? Ugh.

What happened after that you really have to see for yourself. Let’s just say it included a wild, shoeless performance, my first career Dove Award, and a frantic acceptance speech with a Dove Award in one hand and purple heels in the other.

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Gospel Artiste Mandisa Picks Up 5 Dove Awards Nominations

Christian gospel artist Mandisa receives high praise for Get Up: The Remixes, and is set to perform at the Dove Awards along with receiving five nominations.

Mandisa’s nominations include Artist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Overcomer, Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year and Short Form Video of the Year for the song “Overcomer.”

The song was so popular this year it was at No. 1 on the national Christian Audience Chart for 12 weeks.

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Renown Gospel Singer Skips “Secular” Grammy Awards Because Of Faith, But Wins 2 Awards

The day after winning two Grammy s for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Song” and “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album,” Christian music artist Mandisa explained why she decided to skip out on the awards ceremony.

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“I have been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently,” she wrote on her Facebook, including a reference to 1 John 2:15-16.

“Don’t fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love its corrupt ways don’t have the Father’s love living within them. All the things the world can offer to you—the allure of pleasure, the passion to have things, and the pompous sense of superiority—do not come from the Father…” it states.

Mandisa, who came to fame after a ninth place finish on “American Idol’s” 5th Season, said that she was in the process of trying to build back up her relationship with Christ and feared that “submerging myself into an environment that celebrates those things was risky for me at this time.”

“Perhaps being alone with Him as my name was announced was protecting myself from where my flesh would have tried to drag me had I been up on that stage. It gave me time to focus,” Mandisa, who won awards for her song and album, both titled “Overcomer.”

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