Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson touched down in Atlanta last weekend as a special performer for V-103's Soul Sessions at Sugar Hill in downtown Atlanta and she reminded audiences what they've been missing since we've been bombarded with no talent artists all over radio and television for the past few years.
My immediate friends and relatives know how much I love me some J Hud and have lost count of the number of times I've seen Dreamgirls, so you have to imagine my disappointment when word got back to me that the down-to-earth girl from Chicago has all of a sudden gone Hollywood. "Say it ain't so Jennifer"! But I guess when you have an enormous talent like Ms. Hudson(I'm sure that's what we'll have to call her soon...let me stop) then the diva within is bound to come out.
I'm sure you remember the online controversy surrounding her obviously airbrushed album cover. Well that controversy got one journalist from The Atlanta Journal Constitution kicked to the curb for refusing to adhere to the demand from Ms.Hudson's publicist not to ask the star about the controversial cover.
C'mon Jenn, we know you're not a size 2 and we love you for it.
Recording equipment was not allowed in the venue so no one online has any footage of the performance...except me.
A real Jennifer Hudson fan will always find a way and I wasn't even there. Many thanks to my girlfriend (in the very platonic sense of the word) who managed to capture a few minutes of Jennifer's set. The video is a little shaky because she was obviously nervous(lol!) but the sound is crystal clear.
Make sure to grab your copy of Jennifer's new album on September 30th.