jennifer holliday singing "and i'm telling you" in 1982 on youtube! (and a really great, younger loretta devine! it took me several seconds to realize it was her.)
you know, i often get chills from some really great vocalists, but this performances gave me chills on TOP of chills. it's just such an emotive performance, and i cannot believe a human can have lungs like that. just stunning. i wish i could have heard that in person!
i'm now definitely looking forward to the upcoming dreamgirls movie, and i'm really excited to see jennifer hudson do her take on the song. while hudson tended to do a lot of crazy bug-eye faces while singing, she did this one song that still gives me goosebumps.
i couldn't find it so i youtubed it, hehe - here's hoping i don't get sued. jennifer hudson - weekend in new england on AI ..it's only just kinda okay in the beginning until the big note around 55 seconds in... and then that last nooooooote... yes, i love good belters, hehe, hardly a secret, and this is a really good sign that she'll be able to bring something to effie.
speaking of movies... I WANT TO SEE SNAKES ON A PLANE! i've waited patiently for a fucking year, whyyyyy is it only opening in america this weekend, why, why, WHYYYY... hehehehe. americans, please go see this movie on my behalf. pleeeease? ehehehehehhhe!