'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Cynthia Erivo Performs Classic Ballad

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Cynthia Erivo Performs Classic Ballad

Actress and performer Cynthia Erivo sings a stunning rendition of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ on the 2020 National Memorial Day Concert.


This iconic song was released in 1969 by the popular duo Simon & Garfunkel. Over the years, many artists have lent their voices to this tune with notable performances from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Andrea Bocelli.

There is no doubt that this song has truly stood the test of time. It’s combination of difficult notes and poignant lyrics make it a one powerful number to perform.

“When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes,
I'll dry them all (all)
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found

Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down”

The talented Cynthia Erivo is best known for her lead role in the Broadway musical The Color Purple and her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the 2019 film, Harriet. Over the years, she’s received numerous accolades including a Tony Award, a Grammy Award and multiple other award nominations.

There is no doubt that Cynthia is a gifted vocalist and hearing her beautiful rendition of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ is absolutely amazing. As we walk through challenging times, it is always important to remember that you are never alone.

This is truly a performance that you don’t want to miss from an artist who you will be hearing about for decades to come.