Jennifer Hudson Beasts ‘Carpool Karaoke’ On ‘Late Late Show’
We all know that Jennifer Hudson is a vocal beast. But a lot of singers can sound great with an array of studio tools behind them. In a “Carpool Karaoke” session last week, Hudson proved once again that she’s got the goods.
James Corden, new host of The Late Late Show, has started a new feature in which music stars carpool with him to work. Once he starts driving, their own songs come on the radio and the pair sing along to them.
Mariah Carey was the first rider a few weeks ago, and the legendary pop diva proved that she should hang it up. She claimed that she couldn’t sing because she was “up all last night.” She even resorted to singing oohs and ahs behind “Vision of Love.” Not a good look.
But in her turn riding shotgun last week, Hudson put Ms. Carey to shame. The pair started off with her feature on Iggy Azalea’s song “Trouble” which is entertaining enough just because Azalea is drowned out.
They then head to Astro Burger and sang their order at the drive-thru window. Priceless.
But the highlight of the trip was when Corden turned on “And I Am Telling You” from Dreamgirls. Hudson sang, full-voiced and effortless. There is something that much more amazing to hear Hudson sing with herself. Even she had to let out a “sing Jennifer!” in reaction to the recording.
And as the song crescendos to the end, Corden is thrown out of character as Hudson flexes her vocal mastery. Can’t blame him either. I’d be just as awestruck to have that happening right in front of me in my car. It’s like crossing some line or breaking some wall. That much talent isn’t supposed to be in one body, in your presence.
Watch the video below and be amazed:
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