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Jennifer Hudson Sings Oprah Winfrey Tribute at Kennedy Center Honors -- VIDEO

Jennifer Hudson Sings Oprah Winfrey Tribute at Kennedy Center Honors -- VIDEO

Jennifer Hudson looks stunning as she gives a breathtaking performance honoring Oprah Winfrey at the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Tuesday (December 28).

The 29-year-old singer performed “I’m Here” from the Broadway musical The Color Purple, which Oprah produced. Jennifer was joined by the Tennessee State University Choir on stage.

Julia Roberts opened the tribute to Oprah and talked about the talk show host’s life and career.

The other honorees during the evening included Paul McCartney, composer Jerry Herman, country artist Merle Haggard, and choreographer Bill T. Jones.

Jennifer Hudson: “I’m Here” at Kennedy Center
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# 3

Jennifer Hudson shouts her way through yet another song.

# 4

WOW, I had tears in my eyes that was just beautiful. Such a talented singer WOW.

# 5

how many times they gonna do this? this award business is bordering on STUPID.

# 6

Haven’t listened to the video. (In bed with a bad headache from a cold so, I’ll do it later).
But, I wanted to say that she looks BEAUTIFUL. Hair, make-up, earrings, dress- she always looks great. Even the times when it isn’t something I would wear.

# 7
ck-n-cleveland @ 12/29/2010 at 11:37 am

How dare they have Jennifer Hudson sing a song that is supposed to be sung by Fantasia! That was dead wrong!!!!!! Give credit where credit is due…..we love you Fantasia….

# 8

Jennifer has a great voice. She and Carrie Underwood are the best voices from Idol.

# 9

Beautiful! Jennifer’s voice and look!

Pure talent unlike Gwen.

It’s easy for them to book Jennifer to sing this song…She is a class act and a great talent headed in the right direction. Beautifully done Jennifer!!!!!

Bravo Jennifer!


Cristobal @ 12/29/2010 at 1:47 pm

It was good, but it should have been left to Fantasia. I could have done without the choir. Jennifer looks really good though.

Jennifer looks great. What a dress! Love it. Nice voice.

Superb performance Jennifer.

Wonderful @ 12/29/2010 at 5:58 pm

Lordy, what a voice!

Another dumb comment by boston61. Do you even have a clue what you’re talking about or say half the time? I think your Alzheimers is kicking in.

@ck-n-cleveland: Honey we all love Fantasia, but less tell the truth. Classy events need classy people. Yes, Fantasia can sing and we love her too. However, don’t get it twisted both young ladies are on two very different levels in the business. Jhud is Oprah’s babygirl, and it was only right to have the best female vocalist in the business sing honoring her mentor. Love love love Jhud performance! Fantasia won the show American Idol, but Jennifer Hudson is American Idol.

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