It's sad that Jennifer Hudson is getting more column inches for her astonishing weight loss than that astonishing voice, of late. But here at Divadevotee, we are still checking for the singer, and found this clip of the star performing at 2012 Taste of Chicago festival.
I'm really glad that this tribute to Whitney Houston was kept light and celebratory, with the inclusion of some of her best up-tempo numbers. Up till now, most of the tributes have been pretty sombre (which is understandable considering it wasn't long ago we lost Whitney), but I've always preferred to celebrate a life lived, than mourn its passing.
The Whitney Houston medley consisted of hits, I'm Every Woman, How Will I know and I Wanna Dance With Somebody before ending with the honouring of another departed music legend, Michael Jackson. None of the songs really tested Hudson's voice- she saved that for her own material- but that wasn't the point of these renditions. This was a group of people, enjoying Whitney Houston and her music (just wait till the end to see just how much they did).