Oscars 2013 Tribute To Musicals Feat. Jennifer Hudson, Les Miz (VIDEO)

WATCH the Tribute To The Musicals from Oscar 2013, including performances from Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Les Miserables.

Video after the jump


Tribute To The Musicals – C Zeta Jones… by IdolxMuzic

  • tierbee

    I didn’t get to watch so appreciate these vids so very much :)

    And WOOOOOO Jennifer Hudson!!!

    Also… can’t I marry Hugh Jackman? I mean, I know I have a husband and he has a wife but…

  • merkureye

    CZ-J . . . obvious lip-sync.  Not worthy of Oscars IMO.

  • bestmusic

      I am sure Jennifer is a very nice person but always feel like she is screaming. She seems to be everywhere lately and I am not exactly sure why.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    So over Jennifer. Hugely overrated IMO.

  • iluvai

    I have no idea if she is a nice person, but she’s an amazing singer and a naturally gifted actor. She has been around for awhile and I’m glad that people are noticing!  :) eta: The emotion of the song is screaming. :)

  • iluvai

    I’m so over Les Mis the movie.

  • ali_359921

    I did not like her performance at all … the standing ovation !

  • http://twitter.com/Gemini_Dolly J3$$!C@

    Why was Jennifer Hudson screaming at me? 

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Jennifer was the best part of that lame ass Oscar show. I’m not even a fan of that song or that type of singing. It was a welcome relief to Seth’s faux ass self deprecation routine and the other acts.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I believe she felt it.  More than anyone else. Enough said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

      I am sure Jennifer is a very nice person but always feel like she is screaming. She seems to be everywhere lately and I am not exactly sure why.^^ Jen is just NOT your type of singer.  And as for why she’s everywhere, here’s your answer == GOOD MANAGEMENT>

  • Bbabie

    Bless Jennifer! Wonderful! Brilliant! Loved it. You are here to stay.

    There is more brilliant moments in your career to come;-)

    Regards

    B-babie
    x

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I liked Jennifer’s performance, and in fact – I enjoy the Academy Awards presentations.  Seth was actually better than I thought he would be!  Jane Fonda is still a beautiful woman.  Loved the gowns.  I guess I am easy to please.  Hubby enjoyed it as well.

  • Pretty Horsey

    I’m glad I haven’t seen Les Mis going by that performance. They could have turned Russell’s mic down at least lol

  • jennyl2

    Never been impressed with Jennifer’s singing. She’s just an ok singer to me. Honestly, would she have won a Grammy if she did not wowed the world for being the underdog who won an Oscar first. Awards feels like sometimes it is a who is who game. 

    Just like Les Miz, it feels like the Movie was already an Oscar contender by the name of the musical alone. Forget the sub-par singing. It’s winning place was already pre-booked with its musical score and storyboard that was written more than 30 years ago. (And I love Les Miz, its ‘the’ musical for me. The movie did not bring out that brilliance to the height it deserves for me)

  • suenigma

    Kelly tweeted twice during the Oscars. I’m probably reading something into them that isn’t there, but I I thought that they were interesting, and pointed comments.

    @kelly_clarksonWay to go @officialadele!! Super happy for you girl! ….and awesome speech :)

    ?@kelly_clarksonWow, the cast of Les Miserables just made me cry. That was such a great performance all of you! Y’all should feel proud!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I’m really over with Jennifer doing that song. So far, I’ve been like 3 or 4 people performing this song better. With “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”  she’s not a One Hit Wonder, but a One Hit We’d Like To Wonder

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    Jennifer is not liked very much on this site, but all I’ve been hearing on the radio this morning is how amazing she was last night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    She was amazing. Haters, go drink your haterade. :)

  • Miz

    They were all wonderful, but if I never hear any of those songs again I wouldn’t be mad.

  • chillj

    I don’t always like what or the way Jennifer Hudson sings, but she has an impressive set of pipes:  the audience stood last night; that was impressive.

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    DO NOT base an opinion on Les Mis on that one performance. First of all, the songs were hacked to bits because of time. They jumped around to fit in as many of the good parts as possible. Second, Russell Crowe’s timing was off (shocker). And they did sing with heartfelt emotion. Not only for the storyline, but what last night represented. It was the end. Anne Hathaway mentioned it on the red carpet. Last night was the last time (for a long time anyway) that the cast will be doing anything together. It was also neat that they even brought in a couple people from the current touring company to fill in the ensemble.

    And I am sorry, but Eddie Redmayne is AMAZING!! (fyi he played Marius)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    The cast of LesMis made the night for me :)

  • voicesinmyhead

    If you think Jennifer Hudson screams during singing then you must only listen to artists like Kris Allen, Norah Jones etc.  She didn’t scream at all. That girl can sing her butt off.  I can’t because I do scream.

  • HermeticallySealed

     Meh, I found the movie a mess.  Hacked songs, too many face shots, awkward phrasing and subpar singers made for some uncomfortable viewing.  That said, I thought Anne was one of the few good things about the movie (Eddie, eh, wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great.  I can live with him).  It wasn’t as bad as, say the Phantom movie, but it wasn’t nearly as good as it could have been.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This song is meant to be delivered in an emotional and OTT way. JHud is no doubt talented, but I often find the tone of her voice overly harsh. JMO I think that the Oscar audience was showing their appreciation for her performance, as well as her underdog Oscar win.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    Jennifer gets these primo high profile mega gigs because she is considered a true STAR by the PTB in the music and entertainment industry – the folks that matter and can get you gigs that ensure you don’t have to run off overseas to grind out a dollar, or play in 500 seat dives across the heartland. Homegirl plays Superbowls and Oscars and for the President of the United States. All it took was her being in the right place, at the right time, singing the right song very well –  and winning arguably the most prestigious award to have on your resume. The Small minded or grandiose opinions of American Idol bubble people don’t register or factor into Jennifer’s radar anymore. She’s light years above this BS, whereas here many of us are still here, years later, hoping and hoping our snowflake can catch a whiff of the success she’s enjoying… and homegirl didn’t even win this cheesy show… *sucks teeth* ain’t got to like her, but I feel what she’s done is to be respected.

  • dabney c

    I didn’t enjoy the Les Mis cast due to the timing seemed off.

    Right? Thought I was hearing things, so I’m glad you also heard that the timing was off. It was such a mess – like a junior high school play in the early stages of rehearsal.

  • jennyl2

    Actually, it’s like buying a product. Lots of ppl look at brands (i.e. award winners) and say that is fantastic and flock to buy it just because of the brand name. Actually there are other non-brand alternatives that are just as good quality. I’m simply stating that Jennifer won an Oscar and got herself branded. She’s not a bad singer but IMO she is overrated as a singer. I’ve heard this song sung by others who are even better. This is JMO of course. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The Small minded or grandiose opinions of American Idol bubble people don’t register or factor into Jennifer’s radar anymore. She’s light years above this BS, whereas many of us are still here, years later, hoping and hoping our snowflake can catch a whiff of the success she’s enjoying… and homegirl didn’t even win this cheesy show… ”

    So anyone who doesn’t care for JHud’s singing is “small minded” or trapped in the Idol bubble? lol Wow! I totally disagree. Personally, my opinion of JHud’s singing (or any singer for that matter) has nothing to do with any other singer I like, Idol or not, and I don’t resent her success, I applaud it. And the number of Idol singers who I like (and support) are so few in number compared to all of the singers who I enjoy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that may have been due to the orchestra not being on site. What a strange decision to make, especially since this show had a theme of tribute to movie musicals.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    fuzzywuzzy, got to agree with you. “Harsh tone” is a good description for me. I used to love her, but lately, I can’t even listen when she sings. The tone just grates on me. I do admire & applaud her success and her spirit. Heaven knows, the woman has been through a lot that would cause most to crumble!

  • bridgette12

    Jennifer has a big voice, she can’t do subtle. I like her voice, I just think every time she performs it sounds like a soundtrack to a movie. It’s big, grandiose, it’s overwrought and I understand why she get’s invited to the biggest event to perform. You want someone who can deliver a powerful performance, but she’s not the type of artist I would go to see, performing her own music. She hasn’t yet learned how to do that well.

  • Tess

    I thought that Jennifer Hudson was terrible.  A screaming mess who just doesn’t convey a song other than yelling it at me.  Comparing her to Shirley Bassey and especially to the grande dame of singers, Barbra, she came up so very, very short.  She has a single facial expression, a single tone, a single intonation, and a single interpretation in my book.

    And to Katherine Zeta Jones defense, she isn’t billed as a singer or a dancer and yet she captured my attention, lip synched or not.  

    And, since her Oscar, what has Jennifer done that is in anyway notable whether acting, singing, or performing.  As far as I’m concerned she is a big-hipped girl who is a spokesman for weight watchers.  Without that I don’t think most people would even know who she is anymore.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     She doesn;t really have to do anything else ‘notable’ else if she doesn’t want to careerwise, really… SHE’S MADE IT. That’s all that matters in the end. She can be THAT big hipped weight watcher’s spokesperson to anyone that wants to put her in that box for the rest of her career, she’ll still get paid millions, still be “screeching” her way through more Superbowls and Oscar shows, still be endorsing products and be known as Ms. Jennifer Hudson… Naw, instead of the world not knowing who she is, she and they can rightly point her fingers back at her detractors and ask, in Who style, ‘Who the Eff Are YOU’?  LOL

  • chillj

    ACtually, I don’t think that is true.  I’m not enthusiastic about labeling humans as “brands,” considering it often very depersonalizing, but I understand it in the marketing sense.  I don’t think one more person buys Jennifer Hudson’s records now because she is an Oscar winner; I think it served her earlier because more people were encouraged to give her a listen.  The award opened up opportunities for her, including performance opportunities at venues like the Oscars, where more people are exposed to her.  But that is it.

    That does not mean people buy her music expressly because she won an Oscar.  I’m not going to buy her music because she is an Oscar winner, because, after all, I’m the one who has to listen to it. And usually I don’t like it.  Human beings are more complex that advertising agencies would like to admit.

  • chillj

    Agree.  She is good at Over The Top. 

  • Liteasy

    Why did JenHud sing a song from a movie that has already won awards and wasn’t a movie this past year?

  • Caro3278sweet

    My take on Jennifer’s singing last night was that the song itself, the lyrics, demanded she rock it. Those are powerful words and powerful emotions – I didn’t think she screamed, she was powerful.

    And though the lady does have a big voice, she can do subtle. I thought her tribute to Whitney at last year’s Grammys was beautiful.

    But too each his own. :-)

  • standtotheright

    Why did JenHud sing a song from a movie that has already won awards and wasn’t a movie this past year?

    Because the theme of this year’s awards was “Music in the Movies,” presumably because the production team behind the show wanted an excuse to showcase Chicago again (which they brought to film), and the fact that Les Mis was a BP nominee gave it a gloss of timeliness.

    Why they thought spending the entire night mucking with the sound levels, so that all the vocalists sounded like they were either in wind tunnels or train stations, would enhance these numbers is beyond me. But it does mean that I’m not spending much time judging the performances one way or the other.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    They did a tribute to movie musicals. Catherine Zeta Jones also sang something from Chicago.

    JHud sings in a style you either like or don’t like. I don’t think it’s that big a deal. Obviously she stays working as an actress and singer, so *someone* in the industry is impressed. **shrugs**

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “And, since her Oscar, what has Jennifer done that is in anyway notable whether acting, singing, or performing. ”

    You didn’t mention recording, but since her Oscar win, Jennifer has released 2 albums that have both been RIAA certified gold and she won a Grammy in 2008 for Best R&B album for her debut CD.

    http://www.grammy.com/nominees/search?artist=%22Jennifer+hudson%22&field_nominee_work_value=&year=All&genre=All

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Because she was part of a tribute to movie musicals over the years, and the cast of Les Miz were already singing as representatives of that musical. Plus, both JHud and CZ-J sang songs from movies for which they were awarded Oscars.

  • workdog

     Saying you didn’t like a performance isn’t disrespecting; it’s an opinion. Mine happens to be that she screeched that song and while **kudos** it was on one of the world’s biggest stages, it doesn’t change the fact that for ME it was a hot mess. ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Jennifer is not liked very much on this site, but all I’ve been hearing on the radio this morning is how amazing she was last night.

    ^^ Wow, I’m not the only one who notices.  The woman is amazing IMO.  No scandal, she’s worked almost non-stop since winning the Oscars and she’s RICH!

  • elliegrll

    Eh, I don’t like Barbra Streisand’s singing style, we all have our own preferences. 

    Jennifer has become a household name, which is why Weight Watcher’s picked her to be their spokesperson, and why she keeps getting singing and acting gigs.  The success of her albums also shows that she’s found an audience for her music.

    The last film that Jennifer made will be premiering at the Sundance Film festival.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Naw, instead of the world not knowing who she is, she and they can rightly point their fingers back at her detractors and ask, in Who style, ‘Who the Eff Are YOU’?  LOL”

    I would hope that Jennifer would understand that a singer is not going to appeal to everyone, and that she wouldn’t have such a childish attitude.

  • bridgette12

     Jennifer wouldn’t have that attitude, she knows well enough that not every one of going to be a fan of hers and that other people have a right to their opinion. She’s not one of those so called ganster thugs in music today who goes on one of those ugly twitter rants when someone disagree with them. She was raised better and has handled herself well. I might have my criticisms of Jennifer, but she can sing and sing very well.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Not enjoying the performance is fine.  But big hips? LOL. What does the size of the woman have to do with the singing?  For the record, I think she looked fabulous.

  • maymirabella

    Jennifer had the crowd on their feet. I thought she was amazing. But then again, she is my favorite idol contestant of all time. I was quite alone in her being my favorite during Season 3.  I loved her then and now. 

  • futurelovesounds

    I thought she did great but that’s just my opinion. Everyone won’t like her style of singing but Jennifer has found her own niche in her music and acting and is exceeding the expectation a lot has set for her. She may not sell the most records but in her case those are not defining her success in this industry. Whether your attracted to the “Jennifer Hudson Brand” all depends on what you like

  • elliegrll

    I think that any anger, or disbelief, would be with the statement that she hasn’t done anything since winning her Oscar.  People who don’t follow her career may not know that she’s won a Grammy, or that she’s sold over a million albums, but I would think that someone who is comfortable in saying that she hasn’t accomplished anything would research those things first, before slinging the insult.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7OPN7N6VNOOIMKGX6YI2KIFJDU Gerald Batista

    Jennifer Hudson sounded terrible! Her voice cracked so much she had to tone down the notes. Usually fat people that lose weight; lose their voices as well. She was awful

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    Not to mention she is currently appearing in Smash, was in The Secret Life of Bees, starred in Winnie, and has a film coming out this summer (as I understand it.) She’s not at home resting on her laurels. She’s a busy, in-demand singer/actress. I’m happy for her success and have a lot of respect for her as she earned it the old-fashioned way – with lots of hard work that did, in fact, involve performing in small venues and clubs. She did not come off of Idol a star. She had to work for it. Was I crazy about her performance last night? No. But, I thought Adele was off, too, and I agree that it had something to do with the orchestra being off-site.

  • bridgette12

     People have a right to their opinion and not everyone has the same standards of what they consider is successful. You could look at any Idol and have various opinions on this blog on whether that artist is a success or how big of a success that person is compared to others. What someone might consider to be a insult might be a statement of truth to another person.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    My definition of success for most of the Idols is if they can give up their day job and perform.  I would say she’s well into the success category.  ;-)

  • durbesque

    Good point about weight loss taking it’s toll…didn’t think of that.  This thread is called “Tribute…”, so Jennifer was paying tribute to herself–funny! 

    I think she has been overdoing the screaming in a vain effort to recreate her wonderful moment in the movie.  But I think it was the Director who got that performance out of her.  She obviously doesn’t know how to do it on her own. 

  • GeauxSaints

     The girl who played Eponine was great as well, but that was the worst rendition of Les Mis I’ve ever heard.  I pray that I never have to hear either Hathaway or Crowe sing again. As far as Redmayne…he was okay, but my personal fav was the Jonas brother who briefly enjoyed that part.
        Jennifer Hudson-hate the ‘song’ and hate her screaming. My ears were bleeding.

  • bridgette12

    I think she’s successful too, I never said she wasn’t. I just said people have the right to disagree.

  • GeauxSaints

     I didn’t know that was Catherine Zeta Jones…I just remember thinking, oh my God, that girl is horrible.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

     Oh, I know. I was just giving my definition of success for these contestants.  Most of them will be lucky to get to perform for a living.  I think that rocks.

  • elliegrll

    To an extent that’s true, but it’s hard to see a Grammy win, and two albums selling more than 500K copies as the same as “not accomplishing anything, since winning an Oscar.”  These accomplishments are bigger than those of   other idol alums, who are too easily labeled as international superstars.

  • standtotheright

    To an extent that’s true, but it’s hard to see a Grammy win, and two albums selling more than 500K copies as the same as “not accomplishing anything, since winning an Oscar.”

    I don’t think one needs to bring in comparisons with other AI alumni at all. Those are notable accomplishments for anyone in the entertainment industry. Period.

  • http://twitter.com/toastyred Sara Traynor

    Wow! I loved Jennifer’s performance!  Did not expect all these criticisms here.  I didn’t think the Les Mis song was completely terrible.  Eponine, Marius and Enjorlas were good, but the bizzare appearance of Fantine, the strange and jarring way that they cut it down and poor old Russel Crowe just made it kind of painful to listen to.  I had to go youtube the 10th anniversary performance to cleanse my ears.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    For me, the 10th anniversary concert performance of Les Miz is the gold standard:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAVrm3wjzq8

  • bridgette12

     your mistaking for someone else, I never said  she hasn’t accomplished anything. If you would go back and read, you would see who said that,because it wasn’t me.  I acknowledge her as being successful. All I said if anyone who don’t agree with that, has the right to disagree. Jennifer Hudson is fine either way because she didn’t need everyone to love and adore her, just like every other artist with fans and critics..

  • standtotheright

    All I said if anyone who don’t agree with that, has the right to disagree

    As the man once said, “You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.” The OP was not debating about her degree of stardom. She was claiming that nothing Hudson had done since Dreamgirls besides signing on for WW was “notable”. It is a fact that her various performance-related accomplishments have been noted, in multiple credible media outlets. (As the UK judge would put it, it’s an “ordinary English word.”) Unfamiliarity with or dismissal of that fact is not a defensible statement of one’s “opinion:” it’s just misinformed.

    In the broadest sense, people have the right to type words without application to the facts. But they don’t have the right to say them without being advised to go to some research if they have the facts wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/starfishy2000 DD

    Well, I have to strongly disagrre about the Jonas brother in Les Mis. His voice did not match those he sang with. Samantha Barks (Eponine) is freaking amazing! That role was meant for her! 

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    Jennifer was my favourite Idol that year, and I got so angry at Simon for judging her appearance and not her voice, and I still think she’s great! So glad she’s found her niche.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    These accomplishments are bigger than those of other idol alums, who are too easily labeled as international superstars.

    I don’t know, I think Kelly has some pretty big accomplishments herself.

    They both have proven themselves at awards shows in the past few months.

  • elliegrll

    Trust me, that statement wasn’t about Carrie or Kelly.  The word superstar fits both of them very well.

  • http://MJO judes

    Wow I can’t believe the negativity of people’s perceptions of the musical performances on here. Yes it would have been more difficult not having the orchestra right there,so because of that I think they all did a credible job. I didn’t know Seth sang, he has a great voice. I also love Les MIs 10th Anniversary concert but you can’t compare that to this- it would have been a while since the movie wrapped -they would have had a limited rehearsal & the song they sung is meant to be mixed like this -its the way it was written , which  very carefully showcases the different characters. I thought this was done well in the film & made more sense as you saw where they were which you can’t see on stage.As for Jennifer, I am not a fan of her style of singing as its a bit OTT for me but she did sound good.
    How can you not love Hugh- he immediately rushed over to help the actress who slipped up the steps- such a gentleman. I’m very proud to say that he’s an Aussie [he actually went to the church I go to for a while when he was younger!]

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that the inclusion of Nick Jonas in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miz was a total joke.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Carrie isn’t an international superstar.
    Who else would you be referring to?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “How can you not love Hugh- he immediately rushed over to help the actress who slipped up the steps- such a gentleman.”

    Aw, I saw that, and it was so sweet of him. I love Hugh, but in perspective, his singing ability is good IMO, but less than many others who have played Jean Valjean on the stage.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I can’t speak for elliegrrl, but that comment made me giggle. How many times have I seen various ex-Idols declared international superstahs because they do concerts oversees? Ahem.  I am guessing she was referencing the obvious hyperbole that happens quite often on fan sites.

  • bridgette12

     You have the right to type anything you want and others have the right to disagree with you and call you on it. “I” think she’s successful,but if someone else don’t, it’s there opinion. Maybe their standards of success is different than yours and  maybe that’s how they are coming up with their opinions.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Like most artists/actors Jennifer Hudson has her share of those who love her and those who dislike her. Her singing style isn’t for everyone but you can’t deny she has made a name for herself. You can debate whether she’s a success or not but people have their own ideas on what or who is a success. From the beginning of the entertainment industry it’s been the media and the peers from the entertainment industry in which artists are a part of that deems you one of them and you’ve made it. So if your getting Grammys,Tonys, Emmys etc, wins or nominations your peers have acknowledge you and you are now part of their exclusive club. You are on their radar. Only hardcore fans of people in the industry that follow these people know their every career moves but the reality is the mass general public doesn’t. They only know what they see on TV or read and see in magazines. So if the media is saying xyz is a superstar that is what the general public will come away with. They don’t getting boggled down by statistics. Perception is everything and when you push the meme that so and so is a success within time the public starts to believe it no matter of much one thinks they are overated or not worthy. Jennifer is acknowledged to be a success by the media and her peers within the music and movie industry.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Very few Idols have successful international concerts. Those are the ones that fill concert seats beyond Asia. When reading about those Idols by media sources here or aboard that is how they are referred as. An Idol who is successfully touring overseas gets written by hosted countries as an international star because that is what they are to them. The few Idols that do successfully tour overseas gets labeled by the US media as such also.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    How many times have I seen various ex-Idols declared international superstahs because they do concerts oversees? Ahem. I am guessing she was referencing the obvious hyperbole that happens quite often on fan sites.

    You mean like the hyperbole when ex-Idols are declared “superstahs” after one album or one hit song?  Or after an Indie album that had moderate sales? Ahem. ;) How many times have I seen the statement that Idols are successful when they can support themselves doing a string of small concerts or opening for another artist?
    The definition of success is as varied as the definition of what makes a superstar on fan sites.

    What I don’t understand is what that has to do with whether Jennifer Hudson is an established artist or not or what a few random comments from Idol stans about their special snowflake on fan sites have to do with her success, but Jennifer’s accomplishments stand on their own.

  • YankeeFan08

    I think it’s great when an Idol is referred to as an “international superstar”.  It’s even better when it’s both U.S. and international media calling someone an “international superstar”. Nothing wrong with that.  I’m sure lots of artists would like to be referred to as such.

  • jpfan2

    I’m not a fan of JHud but she’s a pretty big deal. Doing a song at the Oscars is quite a gig. I’m not getting the whole “international superstar” thing. Aren’t the Oscars shown all over the world?

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I wasn’t arguing that Hudson’s accomplishments don’t stand on their own. I actually think she’s great, if you go back and read what I’ve said here. :-)

  • ptslittlecomment

    The People Magazine Poll ( on website) of who the audience thought had the biggest diva moment at te Oscars currently has JHud ranked first at 36%. Adele is next with 30 % of the vote, Mses Streisand and Bassey follow with 15 and 16 % of the vote.

  • standtotheright

    You have the right to type anything you want and others have the right to disagree with you and call you on it.

    Which is exactly what happened. And then you objected to the “do your research” line of argument from elliegirl. So I’m no longer sure what you are arguing. Except, perhaps, that “doing notable things” and “being successful” are the same, equally fluid, concept, and in my opinion, that is not at all the case.

  • bridgette12

    Reading comprehension is a lost art in this country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    “I would hope that Jennifer would understand that a singer is not going
    to appeal to everyone, and that she wouldn’t have such a childish
    attitude.”

    Jennifer ain’t no punk. You don’t grow up on the South side of Chicago being one. You don’t have your family blown away and still keep ya head up and keep going being one. She has been known to speak her mind about various things, and I’m fairly certain if asked that she could probably care less about those not digging the cut of her jib. And it really does boil down to ”Who the Eff Are You?” at the end of the day. The right folk with the right juice in the business seem to know quite well who the eff she is – folk like us exercising our opinions on an anonymous reality show blog, along with its fans of alum other than Carrie or Kelly? Not so much.

  • standtotheright

     As, apparently, is the practical application of logic and reasoning.

  • jeffreyd95821

    The video has been deleted so can’t watch anymore. But you’re right. I thought Eddie Redmayne had the best singing voice. Checked him on Wikipedia and I see no evidence that’s he’s ever sung before. 

  • workdog

     I actually have great respect for Jennifer’s work ethic and her musical style; sometimes that style, however, lends itself to, imo, overwroughtness to my ears. As to “who the eff” anyone is and do they “count”? Just a matter of how much value someone places on another ones opinion, no? Sure, she probably will never read this “anonymous” blog nor the fans of another artists opinions, and those with the power have shown they have faith in her abilities and talents. But saying all that, she doesn’t strike me as the type to discount nor be derisive of those that don’t 100% lurve the “cut of her jib”; she’s more likely to do as she’s done up to this point…keep on keeping on, keeping it classy, and just doing her thing, whether it appeals to everyone or not. I respect her drive, her fortitude, and resilience; but it doesn’t mean I have to LIKE everything she does. I doubt even those with the “juice” do that.:-)

  • MellyPer1692

    I really don’t think Jennifer cares what fans of Carrie and Kelly think either, nor should she lol

  • bridgette12

     Yes, self reflection is a good thing.

  • dishwalla

    The only Idol alum who should be at the Oscars is Jennifer Hudson.  Not only has she won an Academy Award, but as a winner, she is also a member of the Academy who votes for the Oscars.  That’s a pretty big deal.  JHud is an an A-list actress, but she is more known among A-listers in in Hollywood than Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I suppose you can also add Katherine to that list since she’s actually been in a movie!  ;o)

    Oh dear, I am still trying to figure out how the size of Jennifer’s hips has anything to do with her voice quality.  Wearing a size 6 dress would indicate a good hip measurement.  I think Jennifer is one of Idol’s success stories, and I would say there are probably 100+ Idol alumni that would love to have her success.

    I hope she has invested her money wisely.

  • standtotheright

     But non sequiturs, not so much.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But you see, I really doubt that Jennifer would have such an aggressive and defensive response to the fact that there are some who aren’t fans of every note that she sings. You may be right, but I would hope that she wouldn’t feel that way. Jennifer has conducted herself so admirably and always shows a lot of class, and for her to react in such a defensive and arrogant way would disappoint me. To me, it would be an extreme overreaction which would be beneath her.

  • mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    SO close to banning a couple of bickering long term posters. SO close. Also, why is it necessary to remind people to respect each others opinions? I guess it is.

  • mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    SO close to banning a couple of bickering long term posters. SO close. Also, why is it necessary to remind people to respect each others opinions? I guess it is.

  • http://MJO judes

    I agree fuzzywuzzy but to me the stage show of Les Mis is very different to the film  which required strong acting with the singing. I love both so to me its a win/win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    I saw Jen last year(?) at Ravinia in Illinois.  She had a very tight performance.  Went out into the audience.  Danced a little — yes! but you can tell that concert performing is not her thing — leave that to Beyonce and Pink! I’m sure her management has talked to her and decided what’s best for her.  In time I think she will do well on the concert circuit, but right now because of all the acting gigs, she doesn’t have to.