As we told you here, ‘Spotlight’ singer Jennifer Hudson would be part of an all-star lineup set to tribute the resurgence of musicals in mainstream cinema with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anne Hathaway, and more.
However, when Hudson took the stage to sing her rendition of hit ‘Dreamgirls’ song ‘And I Am Telling You’, the spotlight was indeed all hers – lending a fiery performance that brought the audience to its feet.
See J. Hud deliver like only she can below:
Via our friends @PerezTV (Jennifer begins at 3:55):
Now, this is what we’re talking about! As much as we are here for Jennifer’s brand of performance, we are not blind (or deaf) to the fact that she oft overuses her signature abilities at times where they may not be called for (see: every non-gospel performance).
However, when it comes to ‘And I Am Telling You’, Jen’s volumed/”in your face” passionate belting is certainly a necessity and is what helps her sail, sell, and nail the song every time she performs it – tonight being no exception.
She was without question the highlight of this segment. Roll on new album!