Hot Shots: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson & Others Rehearse For Grammy Performance

Published: Friday 11th Feb 2011 by Trent

Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson have been busy rehearsing for their performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony this Sunday. Alongside Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch and Martina McBride, the powerhouse vocalists will be honoring the mother of all divas, Aretha Franklin.

Expect the group to open their tribute to Franklin with ‘Natural Woman’, followed by individual renditions of her classic hits. Aguilera will be performing ‘Ain’t No Way’, McBride will sing ‘Until You Come Back to Me’, Welch will do ‘Think’, Hudson will belt ‘Respect’ and Adams will bring Gospel with ‘Spirit in the Dark’.

All 5 women will then close with a group performance of ‘Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves’. See what Hudson had to say about the exciting show below:

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  1. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    LEENDTINA

  2. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    legendtina I CAN’t wait, SHE IS GONNA SLAY

  3. Nichole February 11, 2011

    Death @ Christina being on the same stage as J.Hud, and Yolanda Adams.

    I cannot…

  4. JJFAN1814 February 11, 2011

    LET’S HOPE FLOPTINA DOESN’T FORGET THE WORDS, LOL!!!! WON’T BE THE FIRST IF SHE DOES!

  5. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Thanks for thrown no shade trent, I like when you’re nice xxx

  6. Huh? February 11, 2011

    I Hope My Queen Christina SLAYS

  7. the kiddz February 11, 2011

    Christina please, PLEASE, don’t let me down.

  8. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Whitney – “that is the best anyone has ever performed my songs, thankyou christina”

    Patti Labelle ” she is one of the most talented singers in the world”

    Celine Dion ” Id go as far to say she is the best singer in the world”

    Aretha “she is an amazing singer”

    and…how many legends have complimented your fave, *files nails* ?

    haters gonna hate, but I’m here for talent not keshas and katy perrys, goodbye.

  9. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Anyone else notice how they put the queen in the middle ? thankyou, goodnight, see you at the grammys b******.

  10. black February 11, 2011

    i wanna see

  11. anthony February 11, 2011

    yall have the nerve to talk about xtina when this post is about f****** aretha frankilin show some respect for the queen of soul this lady people is what you call a legend.

  12. kellyKelly February 11, 2011

    @ The Kidds ,
    Christina does not even know you’re alive..you peon..don’t come for her

    AND WHY IS SHE ON THE SAME STAGE AS THESE FLOPS?!?

  13. February 11, 2011

    Go xtina! F*** the haters!

  14. jay February 11, 2011

    YES FOR XTINA!!! B**** STANDS OUT

    WHO MAD??TSK

  15. Jeffrey February 11, 2011

    its a given that Jen is singing Respect

    but Christina singing “aint no way”
    um. that songs calls for some transitions that Christina cant handle.That song also has some mellisima use that Christina cant keep up with. That song has quite a bit of upper belting. Christina. dont!!
    This is my fav Aretha song and Christina is singing it. lawd haveth mercy!

  16. Nichole February 11, 2011

    @ Kelly. Christina would be lucky if she makes it through that Grammy performance. Law knows Yolanda Adams cannot fvvked with vocally.

    I can’t wait to see this.

  17. Nichole February 11, 2011

    * Lawd

  18. i’m a s&m lovin’ billy goat….baa spank me hard February 11, 2011

    Wait who are these other b******? Come on now where is fantasia she is a big ol’ Aretha stan! Why was she not included. How about Chrisette Michele and Jazmine Sullavan

  19. 2bad2bme February 11, 2011

    JENNIFER HUDSON IS SOOOO OVER RATED…WHY IS SHE KEEP GETTING THESE HUGE TRIBUTE SPOTS? WERE IS FANTASIA?

  20. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    I love that an an avril lavigne stan stays steady on xtinas c*** in every post, go listen to one of avrils flop songs about boys and tampons b**** !!!

  21. 2bad2bme February 11, 2011

    YES WERE IS FANTASIA? JAZMINE SULLIVAN? MONICA? CHRISETTE MICHELE? COME ON NOW!!!

  22. Stoney-Brie February 11, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS i cant wait to see my GURLS YOLANDA ADAMS AND JENNIFER HUDSON!!!! ……………….the rest can hang it up…

  23. kellyKelly February 11, 2011

    @ NICHOLE THATS WHY PATTI SLAYED HER FOR FILTH ON THE BET TRIBUTE TO THE LEVERT

    WHEN THEY SUNG WIND BENEATH MY WINGS PATTI DIDN’T EVEN LET YOLANDA FINISH HER VERSE BEFORE SHE *OUTSUNG* HER!!

    PAID!!!

  24. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    @2BAD2ME

    I agree, people dont understand that there about 9213972949 women in church who sound just like her, they just choose to keep there voice for church, jen Hud is nothin special at all

  25. kellyKelly February 11, 2011

    i DON’T KNOW HOW JHUD GETS THIS OVER ESTABLISHED LEGENDS LIKE KELLY ROWLAND, MONICA, BRANDY, OR KEYSHIA….JHUD DOESN’T EVEN HAVE ANY HITS

    **SCRATCHES HEAD**

  26. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Id have Xtina, Beyonce, Whitney and Mariah to pay tribute.

    who would you guys pick ?

  27. Nichole February 11, 2011

    @ Kelly. Patti is not apart of this tribute. Nuff said.

  28. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    I only know Xtina, j hud and florence, the other two are WHO EXACTLY ?

  29. Nichole February 11, 2011

    @ Hello. Martina is a country singer, and Yolanda is a gospel singer.

  30. Renae February 11, 2011

    These are the Grammy’s we are talking about, they don’t know certain other black singers exist.

  31. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    @NICHOLE

    WELP, I put them in google search and I got 0 results so….

    NEXT >>>>>>

  32. kellyKelly February 11, 2011

    @ nichole

    WELL WHY IS YOLANDA DOING A TRIBUTE TO A SECULAR ARTIST IF SHE IS A GOSPEL SINGER?

    MAKES NO SENSE!

  33. anthony February 11, 2011

    @kellykelly are you dumb or what if you knew what you were talking about b4 opening your mouth you would know why yolanda is up there aretha was a gospel singer at first and continued to do it through out her career hence yolanda singing an aretha gospel classic…..

  34. Well hello. February 11, 2011

    I’m so glad yolanda adams is apart of this, there is nothing she can’t sing. Christina, hmmm jhud. Anyway these girls are gonna slay, I’m so glad fantasia screaming ass Isnt a part of it. Anybody who puts a tumor in their own throat should NOT considered a singer #imjustsayin

  35. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    @KELLYKELLY

    You know you are talking to a avril lavigne stan right >>> @NICHOLE

    don’t even bother trying lmfao

    its like kesha stan coming for mariah #FAIL

  36. 2bad2bme February 11, 2011

    @HELLO B****** yes its a shame that they would rather have justin bieber perform before people sooo much talented than him…#musicthesedays

  37. Nichole February 11, 2011

    @ Anthony. That is why I didn’t even bother responding to that person.

    Kelly is nothing, but a troll and is obviously a young child.

    @ Hello. Yeah…I’m sure you did come up with zero results, considering that Christina will more than likely get ZERO RESULTS when Yolanda and J.Hud outshine her on stage on Sunday.

  38. great February 11, 2011

    @hello b****** your being ignorent its ok to be a fan of someone but you taking it to a level were its unnecessary and rediculous you dont have to disrespect other artists. all of them are well known and all of them can sing and are talented. notice your the only one coming on here multiple times being negative people would think you are sick.

  39. Nichole February 11, 2011

    @ Hello. I am far from an Avril stan, dumb-ass. I don’t own a single album, I just love that picture of her.

  40. great February 11, 2011

    that goes for @kelly kelly also ignorance in 3…2…1

  41. jj February 11, 2011

    lol its very stupid and kinda embarrassing if christina dont forget the song she will be singing for the first time… but she forgot the National Anthem that shes been singing since she was a kid.
    just sayin.

  42. THE TRUTH!!!!! February 11, 2011

    YOLANDA ADAMS IS A REAL GOSPEL SINGER and can sing circles around ScreamTina OffKeylera LMAO!!!!! XTINA looks like a Blonde Snooki lol not cute!!

  43. kellyKelly February 11, 2011

    jhud IS manufactured…she is an Idol REJECT….and Yolanda needs to stick to the gospel and not take up spots that should go to RnB artists like Fantasia or Kelly Rowland.

    @ anthony u are delusional,
    I doubt there will be any gospel performed in this tribute….Aretha does not have 1 gospel hit dumb dumb

    @nichole
    you are a r***** if you think anyone on that stage can out sing Xtina !!

  44. DION-ISH February 11, 2011

    Xtina and her Red Mic Stand….um

    Anyway this should be interesting…

  45. Travis February 11, 2011

    Were is Fantasia???…Aretha is her # 1 Idol!!…remember she slayed Jennifer at Aretha tribute and Pattie Labelles!!!! Boy I tell ya. Unfair!

  46. Anthony The Great February 11, 2011

    @KELLYKELLY

    “and Adams will bring Gospel with ‘Spirit in the Dark’.”

    It is clearly written in the post.

    CAN U READ U DUMB ASS???

  47. anthony February 11, 2011

    @kelly poor u i see right thru u are u mad cause the industry doesnt pay kelly any attention…hun get over it her time will come soon enough

  48. anthony February 11, 2011

    @anthony the great
    thank you !!!! i sometimes wonder about the people that post on here smh

  49. Anthony The Great February 11, 2011

    After this performance we’ll see if Xtina is really the voice of her generation.

    Yolanda and Florence Welch are my b******. I know they’ll bring it hard.

    J. Hud and Xtina are bound to have a screaming match.

    And who is the other chick?

    Like everyone else has already stated, where is Fantasia?

  50. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Notice how 97% of the comments are about Xtina,

    least we know who the relevant one is out of the bunch….

  51. Neickha February 11, 2011

    They are going to open up the show. I can’t wait until the grammys. Although I thought Brittney was going to open.. but who knows it going to be great.

  52. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Through all the b******* I’ve gone through in my life, your music has always been there for me <3 love love love you xtina

    xxx

  53. TinaSouthAfrica February 11, 2011

    Christina Aguilera – 63,500,000 records sold, 2 No1 albums and 2 top 5 albums, 4 No1 singles, 5 Grammys, Walk of Fame inductee, Golden Globe nominated… Best voice of our generation. sound like a flop? #WeLoveXTina.

    Xtina got nothing to prove because what your favorite is doing she already did!

    The reason why most fans of female singers fans hate on her is because she’s a triple threat, she’s TALENT!

    btw I like Rihanna, Britney, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Mariah, Whitney, Ciara & Gaga but SOME Gaga stans takes my likeness away from Gaga. #KillPerezHilton

    As of January 30, 2011 BURLESQUE has grossed a total of $81.7 million and it has not been released in some countries yet!

    Follow me on twitter b******! @TinaSouthAfrica

  54. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-ΑΛΕΞΙΣ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·ヅ February 11, 2011

    @Dion-Ish

    I was gonna ask the same question.

  55. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    Xtina ALWAYS uses that red mic <3

  56. TinaSouthAfrica February 11, 2011

    Another thing! Did you notice how Xtina is the 1 that is always asked to do the legendary artists that came before her a tribute? Because she’s always the only 1 that can do them justice! Ask Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Patti Lebelle. James Brown, Celine Dion about her! Your non singing faves could never!

  57. hello b****** February 11, 2011

    @TinaSouthAfrica

    Xtina is one of the very few mainstream singers, who can actually “sing” they will always ask her, she is an icon, a legend.

  58. Dave February 11, 2011

    Be mad, but she’s there & you, nor your fave isn’t! Get it Chrissy. She a Diva up in there, still got the little kisses microphone. She betta slay. Do it for Aretha Chrissy, Do it for Aretha. I believe in ya

  59. Dave February 11, 2011

    TINASOUTHAFRICA
    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Another thing! Did you notice how Xtina is the 1 that is always asked to do the legendary artists that came before her a tribute? Because she’s always the only 1 that can do them justice! Ask Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Patti Lebelle. James Brown, Celine Dion about her! Your non singing faves could never!

    HELLO B******
    February 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    @TinaSouthAfrica

    Xtina is one of the very few mainstream singers, who can actually “sing” they will always ask her, she is an icon, a legend.

    YESS Tell them! DOWNE!!

  60. Xisme February 11, 2011

    i love how they put the legend in the middle with her own microphone.. Christina will Steal the show. i love how people are twisting the national anthem issue to make it out that she always forgets her words.. so im going to correct you she has never forgotten her words untill that day and she will never forget them after that day. You will have nothing to say after her performance because you keep quiet when she does right and when she does something slightly wrong you pounce.. you people really need to get a life and stop waisting your time hunting down other artists to b**** about them. Christina my heart is with you through the performance if i can watch it i will be good luck and show the world who you are and stand proud and tall against the bullies.

  61. Royalkev February 11, 2011

    These song selections are spot on for each artist! I hope Xtina can redeem herself that night! I’m sure that it will be a highlight of the night. I have a feeling there’s more in store with that one!

    *NEW* Check out: Thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com (where there’s a place for EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING has it’s place).

  62. scorpio February 11, 2011

    Lol, I’m ready for my laugh.

  63. Dave February 11, 2011

    HELLO B******
    February 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Notice how 97% of the comments are about Xtina,

    least we know who the relevant one is out of the bunch….

    YESS! They stayed pressed. *Gets the hanger*

  64. tumay February 11, 2011

    She better dont miss the words on this one…

  65. True Blue February 11, 2011

    I didn’t know Florence would be there, I’m glad. And as for Christina, I just hope she doesn’t do any melodramatics with her voice and keeps it subtle. Not a hard task to accomplish, just sing in a straight and natural manner. After the Superbowl fiasco, there’s no way she can possibly screw up.

  66. True Blue February 11, 2011

    And don’t try to hog the spotlight either, Christina!

  67. hello b****** February 12, 2011

    @TRUEBLUE

    where have you been for the past 10 years ?

    so dumb.

  68. MelyB February 12, 2011

    This is a performance that I cannot wait to see – perhaps the only one I will watch that night since this year’s Grammies are so r&b-lite 🙁

    I hope all of these singers have a kick ass performance!

  69. James_9481 February 12, 2011

    Who is that welch b****? She can’t even sing.

    Can’t wait for j-HUD and respect! She gon slay

  70. Jayla February 12, 2011

    JHUD DOESNT APPEAL TO YOU F***, THE NERVE OF YOU TO MENTION FANTASIA AND MONICA WTF, I LOOOVVVVE MONICA BUT…. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M NOT GOING TO WASTE MY TIME WITH YOU SILLY GAY BOYS

  71. dboy February 12, 2011

    i dont underatand why when it comes to performances like this , everyone gotta ask what about this person and that person, for heavens sakes the stage can only fit so many people and if u think that some deserve the spot han others, well unfortunately its not ur opinion taht determines the shot, jsu sit ur pretty ass on the couch and enjoy the show,

  72. UMadd?? February 12, 2011

    seriously kelly rowland, fantasia, monica?? anyone who mentioned they should be performing should all go and drink a gallon of bleach RIGHT NOW!! oh and for the record J HUD>> Fantasia

  73. bangbang February 12, 2011

    so much talent on one stage i cant wait! thier tribute is gonna be amazing.

    as far as christina goes, if you don’t like her voice by now your probably never gonna like it. shes been singing that way since she was little. don’t expect her to magically change for one performance. i think she did a song similar to aint no way on stripped and it was really good, so i think she’ll do aretha justice.

    all of them are amazing in their own genre i cant wait to see what they bring to this tribute.
    🙂

  74. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue February 12, 2011

    @ hello b******:

    What the f*** is your useless comment supposed to mean, dumbass?

  75. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue February 12, 2011

    @ James_9481:

    If you don’t know her, then how can you make the judgment that she can’t sing, idiot?

  76. hello b****** February 12, 2011

    @TRUEBLUE

    that has been xtina style of singing since she came out in 99 you dumb h**, she has always been “that girl” who does runs all over the place and whistles in her music, your acting like you aint never heard her before and she been here 10 god damn years, PUT UP AND SHUT UP.

  77. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue February 12, 2011

    @ Hello B******:

    Yeah, and it’s that very style of singing that is slowly destroying her voice, you idiot. It was more tolerable then because her voice was still intact, but she now sounds like she’s yelping in pain every time she does her vocal gymnastics.

    I am a Christina fan, so my criticisms come from a place of concern. Delusional stans like you who think she can do no wrong on the other hand, are probably why she continues with her destructive style of singing, because instead of having the guts to give her a reality check, you act as yes men and say everything she does is gold when it’s not.

    Now sit the f*** down.

  78. hghjhjnbv February 12, 2011

    Expecting a da te on this “Valentine’s Day”? Don’t have any access to find your baby?
    ~~~Blac k’ whi te’ F lir ts. C’ 0- M ~~~The most s uccessful interra cial da t ing c lub. The best p lace to find your swee t “milk” or “chocolate”!

    Go for it !! You will have a da te soon !! 😛
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  79. hello b****** February 12, 2011

    @TRUEBLUE

    GURL stfu you dont like xtina, you prob dont even own 1 of her albums, take a seat, I am not dellusional I know what you chattin on but when your coming for her whistles and runs you know you can sit the f*** down.

    I dont see you draggin any other girls vocals in posts so get off xtinas c*** you #PRESSEDSTAN

  80. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue February 12, 2011

    @ Hello B******:

    I own Stripped & Back 2 Basics. And I criticize other singers plenty, just because I don’t kiss her ass and think everything she does is perfection doesn’t mean that I’m not a fan. I’m just not a DELUSIONAL stan like you, the kind who worships everything their fave does.

  81. LEGENDTINA4LIFE February 12, 2011

    hahaha at that b**** hating on xtina.
    stay pressed sweethearts, xtina loves ya!!!

  82. hello b****** February 12, 2011

    @TRUEBLUE

    instead of criticizin singers who can sing, keep your ass around the katy perry/kesha/britney posts, b****** who cant sing AT ALL.

  83. X_POSED99 February 12, 2011

    Xtina gonna flop on her ass again. First of all she cant sing “black” soul. She’s gonna do her stupid runs again and f*** it up. She’s the white version of karaoke soul. Even though Jhud is annoying with that gospel vibratto of hers at least she doesnt over do the black soul runs like fake ass Xtina. Just wait… yall will see what I mean. As for the other white chics, I dont know WTF they are even there for. BET would have done a better job tributing Aretha, SMH – and got better singers than Xtina, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch. I dont get why they chose a lame ass country singer like McBride to participate. She sucks singing black soul. Check the youtubes of her singing the national anthem and america the beautiful. She’s like 10% of whitney singing the same damn song. Yuuuuck!!

  84. Queen XXXtina February 12, 2011

    Xtina will SLAY those lesser b******!

  85. Fio February 12, 2011

    jennifer look so great now! and i’m so happy that florence performs with them

  86. alexis carrington February 12, 2011

    Why is this tribute even happening? Why are the same 10 artists/groups given tribuets it seems? I would love to hear some male renditions/interpretations of some of these songs, but that would be too progressive for the Grammy’s. This set up is so strategic; get all these big voiced women to sing over the top renditions of these songs to give the queens and blogs fuel to over-hype this performance. I don’t live for Hudson or Aguilera, but I hope Aguie pulls it out like she did for JB-she did that one, I couldn’t even hate. I would love for Hudson to give me restrained and subtle, but she only seems to know blunt force belting.

    *Mariah-Whitney-Celine-Janet-Madonna*

  87. shesback February 13, 2011

    There is no one that can sing Aretha’s songs better than Fantasia. I can’t understand why they would choose people that are not R&B singers to sing the “Queen of Soul” songs. Why wasn’t Fantasia included? I understand now why she’s not going to attend.

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