Last night (Dec. 7) was NBC’s premiere of Hairspray Live where Jennifer Hudson brought the house down (no surprise) with her performance of “I Know Where I’ve Been.” As her character D.J. Motormouth Maybelle, Hudson’s performance might just have brought the entire Hairspray production to it’s knees!
Hudson’s delivery along with the song’s lyrical context about racial inequality made for a potent performance, as it resonates with the social climate in the country right now.
Viewers gushing about her performance on Twitter:
You know that it’s not just Motormouth Mabel singing in Hairspray, but its also Jennifer Hudson sending a message in 2016. #HairsprayLive
— 👑Queen Heffanie👑 (@lovelyleiva) December 8, 2016
Was Jennifer Hudson good? I collapsed out of pure euphoria the moment she started singing and just woke back up. #HairsprayLive
— Andy Herren (@AndyHerren) December 8, 2016
— JOSLYN DAVIS (@JoslynDavis) December 8, 2016
Hudson also appears on the Hairspray Live album that just came out last week. Purchase on iTunes HERE.