New Song: Jennifer Hudson – ‘Spotlight’

Published: Friday 16th May 2008 by Sam
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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  1. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    PCD’s new single just leaked!!

  2. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    she’s trying to cross over the pop format…

  3. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    she was awesome in Dream Girls but I couldn’t see my self actually buying her album it’s not my type of music

  4. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    its got bleeding luvs beat luvs it 😀

  5. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    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.

  6. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    don’t like but she has a great voice

  7. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    I like it but it seems to go on an awful long time.

  8. tia May 16, 2008

    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.

  9. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    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

  10. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    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!

  11. lola May 16, 2008

    loves it

  12. teteit May 16, 2008

    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

  13. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    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.

  14. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    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.

  15. –star May 16, 2008

    its good to see that she toned it down a little for once… makes her sound less old fashioned.

    i like the song.

  16. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    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.

  17. Anonymous May 16, 2008

    didn’t see dreamgirls but heard her sing on a few clips. i love her voice and i think this song is great! ~D

  18. Anonymous May 17, 2008

    you should delete it now, it has over 3000 downloads!!!

  19. k May 17, 2008

    I love this song. Jennifer is doing the damn thing.

  20. crunkpoet May 17, 2008

    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

  21. Anonymous May 17, 2008

    this is a really pretty song.

  22. Anonymous May 21, 2008

    I love this sung!!! We are sleeping on this girl!!!!

  23. Anonymous May 21, 2008

    A Female Luther V. I love it Go Jen!!!!!!

  24. daz July 15, 2008

    i thikn she has a great voice an i like this song spotlight an she act great in dream girls

  25. Anonymous July 21, 2008

    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…

  26. Anonymous July 23, 2008

    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.

  27. Anonymous July 28, 2008

    Like it:)

  28. Earskin August 7, 2008

    You’re an IDIOT!!

  29. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    love it reminds me of lisa stansfield been around the world and iiiiii

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