Marie Osmond shared a throwback Vegas video to Instagram, taken during a special time for the cast and crew of the Donny & Marie Show, writing in the caption of the clip that “it touched my heart.”
The clip depicts the cast and crew of the elaborate stage production — which wrapped in November after an 11-year run at the Flamingo Hotel on the famed Las Vegas strip — coming together to create a prayer circle before a show. Little did Marie know that someone had taken her phone and recorded the final circle the group participated in.
The singer and entertainer revealed she did not even know she had the touching clip on her phone, writing that perhaps her friend Taylor, who did Marie’s hair and makeup for the show, recorded it without her knowledge.
Marie said in the caption that the images of her longtime friends brought back so many memories of the shows performed over 11 years. The photos rekindled thoughts of all the times she had prayed before she took the stage.
A devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marie revealed that her parents, George and Olive Osmond, always instilled in their nine children the importance and power of prayer. Marie’s siblings include Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, and Jimmy. Marie noted that being prayerful is something that she does each and every day for myriad reasons.
The video has been watched over 35,000 times and counting by Marie’s Instagram followers.
Fans reacted positively to the clip and posted their sentiments in the comments section.
“Thank you for being a light and example in this world. You’re so inspiring,” said one follower of the entertainer.
A second fan commented, “Thank you and your brothers and family for your boldness. I’ve loved all of you since we were all kids! Much love and blessings to you.”
“This is beautiful. Your mom taught you what my mom & grandma taught me. Prayer is a powerful weapon,” said a third fan of the video.
Marie uses her Instagram page to not only share sweet photos of her family, friends, and work-related projects but also to inspire others with her faith.
Each Sunday, she shares some of her feelings regarding her devout faith using the hashtag #SundayMessage. Many of these photos and videos are some of her most-viewed on the social media site.
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Well we made it over the finish line and I only limped a little!! ????♥️ Last night as ‘Donny and Marie’ we sang together again but this time was for the last time. I’m not losing him, we are, after all, still brother and sister and I’ll see him at Christmas???? But ‘Donny and Marie’ will be different now. Change is a good reminder that it’s the only thing in life that IS consistent. ???? But this is one of those times when it isn’t easy to move forward without tears. The Flamingo was exactly the “stay at home job” I needed and Donny and I both felt God’s hand in everything we did. During this time I literally got my life back on track. I was a single mom with 8 kids and a lot of baggage - along with their broken hearts to heal. Performing with Donny provided stability for my children by not traveling and for the first time I felt peace. I could be a mom and still do what I loved with someone I trusted, my brother Donny - I love you Donny! Thank you for being my big brother♥️ I believe one of the main reasons Heavenly Father put us back to together was to have support for my children when my son Michael passed. We found strength from family and our new family of friends @FlamingoVegas My greatest gift was remarrying the love of my life Steve Craig. Also four of our children got married and I became a grandmother.????. Another huge blessing in my life was reuniting with dear friends and managment team Greg and Darla Sperry. Then there are the fans! You have been such a blessing in my life and I have God to thank for that.But I’m not a new person as I go forward, just more refined.... like silver: “For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried” (Psalms 66:10) ... I love the analogy of silver being refined. Go to my Facebook page for the analogy of this story and more or MarieOsmond.com #SundayMessage So: May tomorrow be a perfect day. May you find love and laughter along the way. May God keep you in his tender care Till he brings us together again! I love you all..... Make sure you tune in to @thetalkcbs tomorrow (Monday) to go behind-the-scenes of our last day at @flamingovegas
Since retiring from her Las Vegas performances with brother Donny, Marie has more time to focus on her latest project, as a host of CBS’ The Talk, alongside Sharon Osbourne, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl Underwood, and Eve. She is also touring as a solo act in select performances across the United States.