There’s no question that Diana Ross is proud of her daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars on the hit series Black-ish, but now Diana has another reason to be proud of her baby girl. Though Diana Ross has shared the news that Tracee can sing, her daughter has always had a bad case of stage fright. Unlike Tracee’s older sister, Rhonda Ross, who is a professional singer, Tracee has always shied away from singing on stage — even though Diana exposed both girls to the spotlight. When she would have her young daughters on stage, it was Rhonda who would boldly sing while Tracee was simply too shy.
Well, all of that has changed as Tracee Ellis Ross stars in the upcoming movie The High Note, with Dakota Johnson, Bill Pullman, June Diane Raphael, Ice Cube, and Eddie Izzard. Tracee plays Grace Davis and will sing seven songs in the movie that premieres on May 8, 2020.
You may see a video below when Diana Ross brought Tracee on stage and you could see how nervous she was as she sang “Lady Sings the Blues.”
Rhonda Ross has a professional career as a jazz singer. You may hear Diana Ross’ oldest daughter Rhonda singing “In Case You Didn’t Know” in the video player below.
The magazine Closer spoke to Tracee for their upcoming March 9, 2020, issue, and she opened up about her fears and performing in the movie.
“Every time I would make it funny because that way people wouldn’t listen with the ‘Diana Ross’ kid ear. It felt dangerous. I felt like I was going to be obliterated and compared. It was as if I was walking around with hot all of me because there was a part of me that wanted to shine.”
Tracee isn’t the only singer in the family who is compared to their famous mother — as Rhonda Ross knows exactly what Tracee is going through. Fortunately for Tracee’s fans, she is ready to conquer her fears and finally perform on-screen singing.
What do you think about Tracee Ellis’ fears? Do you find them understandable? Are you going to see The High Note?