Sultry soul vocalist, ex-American Idol competitor, and Academy Award winning Actress[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm]will be performing a free streaming Live on Letterman concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 13th at 9 PM ET. You can watch the entire concert, live right here.
The singer released her sophomore album, I Remember Me, this March to critical acclaim. We did our own remembering of Jennifer Hudson and culled together our favorite Ten Songs Covered By Jennifer Hudson from American Idol and beyond. Honestly, we wish we could put all the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm] songs at number one. Hudson can channel Franklin better than we’ve ever heard.
10. “Imagine” (originally sung by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Lennon[/lastfm])
Jennifer Hudson uses her extra deep voice (would she be classified as a baritone?) to re-imagine John Lennon’s “Imagine.” It’s not her best vocal feat, but Hudson was beginning to show how soulful she could get–even with material not suited for her voice.