Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has the kind of vocals that could make the firmest non-believer walk down the aisle of a sanctuary to get their soul saved. Her voice alone will bring even the sinners to Jesus. Remember this is the woman who did not win American Idol. At the Oscars, though, she won big for stealing the show with one of the highlight moments of the night.
J. Hud killed the Oscars stage in her shimmering silver dress showing off the petite frame that’s been all the rave for the past year. She delivered a goosebump inducing rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” hitting each note perfectly. No mistake can be made regarding any lip-syncing accusations. Those pipes are all her and led to a standing ovation. This year’s musical theme saluted musicals Chicago and Dreamgirls with performances by Catherine Zeta-Jones and J. Hud, respectively singing songs from the films that won them both Oscars. J. Hud won Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her role in Dreamgirls, turning her version of “And I Am Telling You” into her calling card. All apologies to Jennifer Holliday but, at this point in time, it’s safe to say that J. Hud owns this song.
UPDATE: Rihanna approves, too!