Marie Osmond Shares Inspiring Story of How NYC Blackout Couldn’t Stop Her Grandson Stephen’s Performance

There is no doubt that Marie Osmond is a proud granny. She went last night to the Carnegie Hall theatre to see her grandson Stephen singing with The Millennial Choir and Orchestra, but their plans seemed frustrated for a while.

Everyone was gathered at the theatre to see Stephen singing in such an emblematic place, but when the show was about to start the lights went off and people learned that New York City was under his worst power outage in over 10 years.

The show had to be suspended and people were evacuated from the building. However, this amazing group of young musicians had the greatest idea to lift people’s spirits and quickly decided to give the concert right there in the Carnegie Hall grounds.

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Last night, I was on the phone with my kids Stephen, Claire and their darling children. They were in Manhattan with my grandson, little Stephen, who was set to sing at Carnegie Hall with The Millennial Choir and Orchestra. His other grandma (“Nana”) and his Auntie Sara were also with them. Can you imagine their excitement—having the chance to sing in such an amazing and historical place? But then—boom—the power went out in what was the worst power outage in over 10 years in New York. However, it still ended up being an amazing event for them! All over Manhattan, restaurants and businesses were closed, Broadway plays were cancelled and regular people were directing traffic! When Carnegie Hall was evacuated, the choir and orchestra were sent outside. That’s when the beautiful “power” of music revealed its most touching part, as they began performing their concert right in the street. New Yorkers stopped and listened to the choir made up of members from California, Arizona, Dallas, Utah and Idaho singing “I Believe in Christ.” I’ve seen videos all over Twitter and Facebook today—it looked so amazing! Kelly Olds, our grandson Stephen‘s other grandma, asked a violinist if Jenny Oaks Baker could borrow her violin so she could accompany the choir while they sang. During the power outage, they shared the POWER of Christ through music! Instead of a few listening inside the Hall the whole world was able to hear their concert! The pure love of Christ was shared as they were able to find power in service when this challenge occurred. It is up to us to turn life’s drawbacks into winning situations. I know it can be done with the Lord’s help! 🙏🏼 How have you used the Lord’s power to turn a difficult event into something positive? Share your stories with me, you know I love to hear them! Happy Sunday to you and yours. #SundayMessage #NYC #Blackout #nycblackout

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It was a complete surprise for the rest of the attendants, they all sat on the grass and enjoyed an amazing evening. Luckily, people’s cellphones still got some battery left and there are many amateur videos in social media of that night.

Marie Osmond felt completely honored to be right there having the chance to admire her grandson and took to social media to tell all her fans and followers about the magic night they had despite the power outage and the city chaos.

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These adorable people are my grandchildren, and this is the first photo taken of me with all four of them. ♥️ Let’s just say that getting everyone to look at the camera was an impossibility! #GoodAsItGets 🤣😂🤣 We did our Thanksgiving celebration a few days early and then the day after took them to the Nutcracker movie. Nothing makes me happier or brings me more peace than being with them because they are a constant reminder of what is truly important in my life. Being a grandma to these precious children is the most remarkable feeling, I love it!!! 😍 • I am so grateful for them and for all the other blessings in my life. Although I have made mistakes as everyone has, I have tried to rebound from each one filled with more knowledge which gives me greater hope. I believe the main reason I have been able to bounce back or stay resilient with my mistakes is because of the basic things my sweet Mother taught me. • Nothing is more gratifying than finding peace with your family, friends and loved ones. After all... tiz the season of peace. 😊🎄 Read more about how to find this peace on my Facebook page and marieosmond.com/sundaymessage

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“Instead of a few listening inside the Hall the whole world was able to hear their concert! The pure love of Christ was shared as they were able to find power in service when this challenge occurred,” said Marie in her Instagram post.

According to Marie, anyone can learn a valuable lesson from that spontaneous concert. “It is up to us to turn life’s drawbacks into winning situations. I know it can be done with the Lord’s help!” she said.

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I absolutely love this picture, look at my sweet husband and darling grandkids, and now we have two more on the way! It’s so thrilling but I have to be honest with you, when I looked at this picture I thought, “where has time gone? Wasn’t it yesterday these sweet little ones were my own children?” I’m so thrilled my kids are married to wonderful people and have started families of their own, there’s no greater joy on earth... But... Where did the time go? Time is something we talk about ALL THE TIME! For instance: Do you have time? What time is it? Let’s make time. I don’t have time right now. Time is of the essence. It’s time to go! It’s about time! Time’s up! There’s more... but what I do know about time is God gave ALL of us the same amount of minutes in every hour. Those minutes are the same no matter if you’re at work, cleaning the house or sitting through a movie... but they can sure feel different, don’t they? I certainly can’t slow time down (believe me I’ve wished for it) but I can do things that will make my time more meaningful... and I want to stress this as strongly as I can, you do not have to do huge things to have meaningful experiences with other people! There were many times the Savior changed someone’s life just by giving people a “moment” of His time. He was never in a hurry when it came to ministering to people. His apostles sometimes tried to keep him moving on to the next place but the Savior knew something very important about time... it was His to give. He could offer people very little in the way of material things, but he did have time, and He gave it freely! Go to my website to read the rest of my #SundayMessage and a special conversation with my son Matthew. MarieOsmond.com/sundaymessage 👍😊 #TimeFlies #HappySunday

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And continued: “How have you used the Lord’s power to turn a difficult event into something positive? Share your stories with me, you know I love to hear them! Happy Sunday to you and yours.“ She concluded.

Osmond became famous at age 13, with her hit "Paper Roses," and began acting with her brother Donny on the television show "Donny and Marie Show" in the 1970s.

Both used to offer a musical variety show at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for more than 10 years. However, the hotel informed that the most famous couple of performer siblings decided to end the show and they will have their last function in a short time.

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