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CD: Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me

CD: Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me

Can disco save the soul and create the ultimate diva for our times?

Jennifer Hudson's 'I Remember Me': 'If she's not yet exactly the ultimate diva for our times, it's her personality and (often literally) awesome voice that holds it all together'

If, as the cliché goes, hardship begets soulfulness, then given her life story between her 2008 debut and this (Wikipedia can provide the details if you're feeling ghoulish), Jennifer Hudson should now be the new Aretha. As it goes, she wasn't short of raw soul talent before: she veritably shone as an American Idol contestant in 2004, and her turn in the movie Dreamgirls has become a watchword for stop-you-in-your-tracks expressive vocal power as well as comic acting talent – ironically, her performance in that film of the song “And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going” has since spawned 10,000 wince-inducing talent-show imitators, convinced that shouting equals emotion.

If, as the cliché goes, hardship begets soulfulness, then given her life story between her 2008 debut and this (Wikipedia can provide the details if you're feeling ghoulish), Jennifer Hudson should now be the new Aretha. As it goes, she wasn't short of raw soul talent before: she veritably shone as an American Idol contestant in 2004, and her turn in the movie Dreamgirls has become a watchword for stop-you-in-your-tracks expressive vocal power as well as comic acting talent – ironically, her performance in that film of the song “And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going” has since spawned 10,000 wince-inducing talent-show imitators, convinced that shouting equals emotion.

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Jhud is awesome and amazing on all levels!!! One of the greatest voice and vocals of our time.

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