Jennifer Hudson Performs ‘Dreamgirls’ Tribute at Oscars

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson returned to the same stage where she won her Oscar six years ago. After making the red carpet rounds with her sister, the big-voiced diva performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls during a tribute to musicals at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

She sang the same song at the 2007 show and took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White.

The tribute also included Catherine Zeta-Jones from Chicago and the cast of Les Misérables.

“Oh what a night !!!” tweeted J-Hud following her powerful performance, which earned her a standing ovation and rave reviews from her peers.

“Jennifer on her A game,” tweeted her collaborator Rick Ross, while Rihanna added, “God is real #JHud #Oscars.”

Watch the full tribute to musicals below (J-Hud starts at the 2:15 mark).

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19 Comments

  1. #BEENTRILL

    Where is Beyoncé? Jennifer is sooo annoying! I can’t deal with this broad.

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    X Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Why are you hating? She did a great job, people like you smh…

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    Dante Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, beyonce had her year when she performed all the songs one year…

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    Thhfuu Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, I think they only let people who are capable of winning oscars perform… #EpicShade

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    KilliousBey Reply:

    @Thhfuu, But Beyonce performed 3 times in one night. Plus she performed the Dreamgirls medley. #YourShadeISEpicFail

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    KilliousBey Reply:

    @Thhfuu, Plus she did a music medley with Hugh Jackman.

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    Fa Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL,
    I cant even believe the nerv you have mentioning Byonce while we are watchig this!
    Jennifer has 100 time more voice and personality in the tip of her weave that Beyonce will ever have in her whole life!

    Jennifer overcame personal struggles, weight issues and negative press and transformed into a young lady that transcends inspiration and talent foe generations to come!
    Please sit down (next to beyonce at the Oscars toilet)

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    Diego Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Why would bee be there her ass not the one that won an Oscar Jennifer did hater

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    Iloveee__ Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Evidently you proven yourself to be the type that doesn’t honor really talent, JENNIFER has a better vocal control and VIOCE period….
    Beyonce is a better performer but she cant even step foot on the same level as Jennifer on aVocal level

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    Poppy Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Where u think? Where she suppose 2 bey- takin’ care of her kid. She and JHud can’t sing together noway. Didn’t u hear? She can’t hold a note 2 the woman.I guess some things are best left unsaid, but I had 2 say it.

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  2. viciuzurban

    she killed it!

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  3. LaShauda

    J Hud did it again, that girl can sang which is better than sing…

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  4. TRUTH

    wtf is this shit in the beginning?

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  5. kate

    j hud number one

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  6. Jay

    The tribute was amazing!!! Jennifer gave me goosebumps, as she always does when she sings that song. That’s probably gonna be the best song of her career. :)

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  8. monla88

    Sorry folks but this woman does not have the voice i tried to take it but all she does is scream

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    Tae Reply:

    @monla88, yess God I’m like am the only one that is hearing she was all over the place !

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  9. Tae

    Why is beyonce name even bein brought up she AInt worried bout Jhud at all why should she be so bey hive don’t even bother goin back in forth with people who like to here somebody yelling with no control!

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