Jennifer Hudson took us to church today.
The R&B songstress performed a virtual concert on Instagram Live as a part of Global Citizen’s “Together At Home” concert series. During Hudson’s performance, she asked the viewers if they had any requests.
Backed by only a piano, she kicked off her performance with a version of “Impossible Dream.” She continued her performance with renditions of “All In Love Is Fair” and “Amazing Grace.”
The “Spotlight” singer announced that she would be performing virtually in an Instagram post yesterday (Mar. 24). She wrote, “‘Together.’ It’s so important to stay home right now, so I’ve partnered up with my friends at @glblctzn to bring you a concert from my home to yours that will be live streaming here on IG on Wednesday, March 25th at 1 pm PT/ 4 pm ET. Also, my number is 312-584-4141 so text me! I can’t wait to talk to you all more. #TogetherAtHome.”
Today (Mar. 25) also happened to be the birthday of the late Aretha Franklin, who Hudson is portraying in the upcoming biopic Respect.
Hudson will join Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige in the cast, with director Liesl Tommy. The film is slated to be released in August.
Global Citizens launched the “Together At Home” concert series in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The virtual shows aim to unite humanity at a time when they feel alone in their homes during the pandemic. The concert series encourages people to stay home and practice social distancing to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. Other celebrities that have performed under “Together At Home” are H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Miguel, John Legend, Ziggy Marley, and Common.
Check out Hudson’s virtual concert below.