Jennifer Hudson Stuns With Oscar ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Performance of ‘I Can’t Let Go’

Shortly after the “In Memoriam” portion of the 2015 Academy Awards last night (Feb. 22), Jennifer Hudson took to the stage to perform “I Can’t Let Go,” a song sung by her character Veronica Moore from the TV musical, Smash.

Wearing a black gown and diamond-drop earrings, the Oscar-winner entered the stage saying "This is for all the people who have shared their talent and their lives with us." She then belted out the ballad with J-Hud precision.

The “In Memoriam” montage paid homage to those in the industry who passed away last year, including Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, and more.

Watch J-Hud's performance below: