Naturally, the audience went ecstatic when the Tony Award winner asked if anyone had heard of Beyoncé’s Lemonade .
And the British actress’ rendition prompted an applause in the middle of the performance – and even more praise when she ended the show with one of the song’s high notes.
Soon, fans took to Twitter to praise the star – who plays Celie in The Color Purple – for her performance.
“Oh boy, @CynthiaEriVo sand Sandcastles at #Ham4Ham and I’m crying many tears. She’s an angel,” one tweeter wrote.
Another person shared a YouTube video of the performance and wrote: “Hey, @CynthiaEriVo I didn’t see Beyonce on tour, but I would pay a lot of money for more of this live (hint hint).”