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New Song: Jennifer Hudson – ‘Spotlight’

fc9029829e11e23ffcccc606e54fe675 New Song: Jennifer Hudson   Spotlight The long-awaited debut of Jennifer Hudson’s first official single is over; ‘Spotlight’ surfaced earlier on today. I’m kinda on the fence with this one; it’s certainly not what I expected. Is it me or does Jennifer sound kinda like she’s holding back vocally? I’m here waiting for her to belt like we know she can, yet she doesn’t. I’m guessing those calling for her to stop ‘over-singing’ will be appeased. Saying that, I do feel the song has ‘grower’ potential. Hudson’s debut album is set to hit stores in September via J Records.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 11:22 am
    Anonymous says:
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    PCD’s new single just leaked!!

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  • May 16, 2008 at 11:35 am
    Anonymous says:
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    she’s trying to cross over the pop format…

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  • May 16, 2008 at 11:43 am
    Anonymous says:
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    she was awesome in Dream Girls but I couldn’t see my self actually buying her album it’s not my type of music

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  • May 16, 2008 at 11:57 am
    Anonymous says:
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    its got bleeding luvs beat luvs it :D

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  • May 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    I love it…She can’t belt out on ever single song..Pop just isn’t going to listen to that, but it has the crossover appeal and I can see radio playing this alot.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    don’t like but she has a great voice

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  • May 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    I like it but it seems to go on an awful long time.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    tia says:
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    i love it!!! i’m glad she is trying to show people that she can do things differently…and frankly i think she still has her moments where she belts it out….she can’t do it all over the song….i think its perfect for her….and i like the lyrics alot.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 12:32 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it, beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice. it reminds me of no one by alicia keys and i didn’t like that at first but then couldn’t stop playing it

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  • May 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    I absolutely love it!

    It’s Jennifer Hudson without trying to be Effie White.

    It’s smooth and has a nice groove and the lyrics are fire!

    I think she’s got a total HIT on her hands!

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  • May 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    lola says:
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    loves it

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  • May 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    teteit says:
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    i must say this is a big MISS…its jus off man…yea she was good in dream girls but i cant see myself buyin her album…maybe she should try actin or sumting i dont no but i dont feel her as a singer i dont…her voice is super am not goin to lie but she is not a artist but i loved her in dream girls…maybe thats her callin… but this song is a big MISS

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  • May 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    Not really really feeling it, even though i want to .. i love her.

    Wait i’m listening to it now and it’s growing on me .. i think i’m gonna buy the album … it seems really nice to listen to.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 5:00 pm
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    I love this song!!! Its nice and smooth. The song has a nice built up…it keeps U wanting more…I love how she closes out the song. Come on people, she can’t scream and shout every song. I see this song crossing over. Clive Davis knows what he is doing with this project. This song is a winner.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    --star says:
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    its good to see that she toned it down a little for once… makes her sound less old fashioned.

    i like the song.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    well i think that the issue which is very evident in majority of the comments is that people are having a hard time separating jennifer from effie. Efiie was an over the top powerhouse vocalist, thats jennifer also but on a lighter scale.This is more of r&b not broadway ballad like dreamgirls.She’s having to be mentored on what will sale and what will be best and what the radio stations will play.

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  • May 16, 2008 at 11:21 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    didn’t see dreamgirls but heard her sing on a few clips. i love her voice and i think this song is great! ~D

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  • May 17, 2008 at 3:43 am
    Anonymous says:
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    you should delete it now, it has over 3000 downloads!!!

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  • May 17, 2008 at 9:48 am
    k says:
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    I love this song. Jennifer is doing the damn thing.

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  • May 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    crunkpoet says:
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    well i like it…its smooth and relaxed..i see all but one person loved that new beyonce crap! ugh….go J Hud…I’ma keep supporting you boo

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  • May 17, 2008 at 6:05 pm
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    this is a really pretty song.

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  • May 21, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    I love this sung!!! We are sleeping on this girl!!!!

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  • May 21, 2008 at 9:35 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    A Female Luther V. I love it Go Jen!!!!!!

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  • July 15, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    daz says:
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    i thikn she has a great voice an i like this song spotlight an she act great in dream girls

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  • July 21, 2008 at 10:11 pm
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    smooth old school feel, not belting as usual, but showing versatility, without losing soul, I like it, go Jen the future is bright for you and you are refreshing…

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  • July 23, 2008 at 6:37 am
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    The song is fabulous. Go J-HUD!!! I love this song from start to finish. This girl can really blow. J-HUD is just a great singer, but she did have to tone it down (on some cuts)to have a successful album. I believe that Spotlight is perfect for her (she gets in a few belts). People she cannot show the full range of her chops on all songs. That may be what happened to her on American Idol. To me she was the best that season–to me she is one of the best singers to grace the stage of American Idol. I’ll leave that alone. J-HUD’s experience on American Idol is a whole other story. She is the greatest, and is getting what she deserves….SUCCESS.

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  • July 28, 2008 at 12:49 am
    Anonymous says:
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    Like it:)

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  • August 7, 2008 at 6:43 am
    Earskin says:
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    You’re an IDIOT!!

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  • August 18, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    love it reminds me of lisa stansfield been around the world and iiiiii

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  • October 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm
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