There are two cities with two-night stands on the whole Jennifer Hudson/Robin Thicke tour: Hudson’s hometown, Chicago, and Atlanta.
And perhaps what happened last night was a ‘thank you’ of sorts for the support. Fellow “American Idol” contestant – and the eventual Season 3 winner — Fantasia joined Hudson last night at the sold-out Fox Theatre on their single “I’m His Only Woman” (from Hudson’s self-titled, Grammy-winning debut).
And for the encore — “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” — original “Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Holliday made another surprise appearance with Hudson (who won an Oscar for her role in the film adaptation of the musical “Dreamgirls”); marking the first time they’ve done the song together, reportedly, since a BET Awards show two years ago (pictured above).
If you were there last night — or for the first Atlanta show on Tuesday — what grade would you give Hudson’s first national tour? Have a favorite version of “And I Am…”, or do you think they’re equally dynamic? What about any video from Thursday’s surprise performances that you’d like to share?
(Actually – now there’s YouTube clips BELOW. Thank you “boo” and “Shallow Nation”!)