New Mandisa video "Overcomer" features Robin Roberts, Gabby Giffords, Scott Hamilton
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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:17:28 PM
If you watched GMA today you probably saw Mandisa's "Overcomer" video. It is so powerful. I cried. You'll see the struggle each one went through, as well as where they are today. There is also a short feature of one of the Biggest Loser contestants.

Everybody is going something. Some more than others. Some a LOT more than others. I hope someone is encouraged by this video.


Mandisa Overcomer Video GMA Featuring Robin Roberts, Gabby Gifford, Captain Mark Kelly, Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton


Following last week's exclusive performance of her No. 1 single "Overcomer" on ABC's Good Morning America (GMA), the nation's No. 1 morning program will now world premiere the video this Thursday morning, September 5. Directed by Eric Welch and featuring personal appearances by Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Captain Mark Kelly, Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and a special guest to be announced live on GMA.

Mandisa says, "We chose each of them because when we thought of who has been an example of an overcomer in a very public battle, it is hard to imagine anyone more appropriate than the amazing people in my video. They have all fought, and continue to fight victoriously. I pray that sharing their inspirational stories throughout the video will leave people saying, 'If they can do it, so can I!'"

"I was really inspired by Mandisa's song 'Overcomer' because its message is one of hope, perseverance and faith," said Gabby Giffords, former U.S. Congresswoman and co-founder of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions. "We can't always control what happens to us in life, but we can control how we respond. Like the song says, if we keep positive and 'stay in the fight till the final round,' we can overcome more than we ever dreamed possible."



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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:25:18 PM
It's a great song

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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:27:09 PM
Very powerful, thanks for sharing


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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:31:01 PM
Such amazing power! Thanks for sharing! that song!!

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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:32:28 PM
Love Mandisa!

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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:33:56 PM
I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself that I've been sick for a few days and my body isn't cooperating with what I need get done this week and wow, talk about that video putting everything into perspective. Tears are running down my face. Thanks for sharing it.



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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:34:51 PM

that song!!


Me too! But the video sends it over the top


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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:38:42 PM

I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself that I've been sick for a few days and my body isn't cooperating with what I need get done this week and wow, talk about that video putting everything into perspective. Tears are running down my face. Thanks for sharing it.


((((Sarah)))) we all have those days where everything is just yucky. I'd say you were entitled to a tiny pity party. Feel better.


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Posted: 9/5/2013 12:50:40 PM
Thanks!
What a positive message. It brought back a lot of memories of DH with those blue gloves and face mask after his stem cell transplant. He's definitely an overcomer.

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Posted: 9/5/2013 1:46:42 PM
Thanks for sharing.

I was moved by the song & video.

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Posted: 9/5/2013 1:55:56 PM
I just went to Itunes to purchase the album. Not as powerful as the video but I'll have that visual in my mind as the song plays
My DD was looking for a version of I hope you dance and it's on the deluxe album.



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Posted: 9/5/2013 2:16:16 PM
Wow. What an amazing song and video. Thank you so much for posting it.



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Posted: 9/5/2013 2:38:46 PM
Thanks for sharing. I saw the tease for it this morning on Good Morning America, but had to leave for work before they showed it. So moving! I love Mandisa and this is a great song and video.

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Posted: 9/5/2013 2:43:01 PM
I have heard the song a few times on our Christian radio station.

But the video - makes me love the song even more!

And yes, I shed a few tears....

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Posted: 9/5/2013 3:03:21 PM
Oh damn.

I'm doing the ugly, sobbing cry - at WORK! Listening to those lyrics & seeing the video...the first thing I thought of was one of "my" OKC Barons players that beat cancer last season. I just openly began weeping when a photo I took of Brandon popped in my head; of him in his surgical mask, watching the game from the players' entrance on New Years Eve.

I've been looking for song lyrics to put on a scrapbook page using that pic & a few others to document his journey. Thought I was going to use "The Fighter"....NOT NOW!!!

Crap....I need another tissue, LOL.

Beautiful!!!


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Posted: 9/5/2013 3:17:50 PM
Thank you for sharing this. I have a dear friend whose husband was just today diagnosed with prostate cancer...so seeing this today gives me hope!


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Posted: 9/5/2013 3:18:03 PM
Saw this today. Made me cry. Great song



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Posted: 9/5/2013 4:06:05 PM

I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself that I've been sick for a few days and my body isn't cooperating with what I need get done this week and wow, talk about that video putting everything into perspective. Tears are running down my face. Thanks for sharing it.

I was feeling the same way.

My body does not heal from injury as fast as it used to and it's really irritating that it doesn't cooperate. But things can and are overcome even if it takes longer then it used to, and it's good to have that reminder.

I hope you get over being sick soon.





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Posted: 9/5/2013 6:28:26 PM
I heard the song on the radio on my way to my Mom's this morning. She had GMA on and the video started playing. I stood there and got tears in my eyes. My mom and I both were choked up.y


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Posted: 9/5/2013 9:20:13 PM
Maryann scraps thank you for sharing about your husband. I'm glad he's an overcomer!



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Posted: 9/5/2013 9:35:31 PM
THAT was *fantastic*!!!

Scott Hamilton is my all time favorite figure skater.


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Posted: 9/6/2013 12:27:45 AM
My sweet DD was just diagnosed with early onset bipolar at 8 yo. It is scary, unpredictable, anxiety-ridden, and exhausting. While listening to the song, I reflected on our journey to get here and where our journey may take us. Hope is so necessary in this life.
I love how a song like this can apply to physical, emotional, or any other pain/trial. This song can mean something completely different to each person but we can all be effected by it.




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Posted: 9/6/2013 6:59:43 AM
I saw it on GMA and loved it. For some reason, of all those stories, Scott Hamilton is the one that puts me over the edge. I can't help but cry when I see his smiling face! All of them are such an inspiration!


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Posted: 9/6/2013 9:48:07 AM
Okay that made me BAWL! I love that song and that video just hit me. Thanks for sharing.
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