Monday, February 01, 2010

An Experience I Thought I'd Never Have Again

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31:  Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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Family members and friends aside, there are few Black women I love as much as Serena Williams.

Jennifer Hudson is one of them.

Tonight, she tore through "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute to honoree Whitney Houston on BET.

Tore through it.

With Whitney's voice now unable to deliver her masterful performance as she did back in the early 90s, I never thought I'd hear another live performance of that song that caught my breath.

Tonight, I did.

Jennifer outdid herself and gave Whitney proper respect. You can't touch that song if you can't take that song beyong the moon.

I'll see y'all when I get back to earth.



5 comments:

Carleton said...

I missed seeing this live. Thanks for sharing it, Craig! Love you!

Beth said...

Craig, that was ver powerful and truly majestic. Wow. Call me silly but I also love Dolly Parton's original rendition. Her voice is small, gentle and delicate in her rendition and the emotion she brings to that song is very visceral for me. Dolly Parton, I know, but if you've never heard the original you really should.

Craig said...

I've heard the original, Beth. It's wonderful.

Craig said...

Hi Carleton. Hope all is well in your world.

Beth said...

I just listened to this again....she OWNED that song. Wow, I have not followed Jennifer's career and I see I've been missing out big time.