In this new Smash season 2 preview, Oscar winner and American Idol alum, Jennifer Hudson belts out a big ballad titled “I Can’t Let Go”.

The song occurs at the climax of Smash 2 episode 4, in a concert Derek (Jack Davenport) directs for Jennifer’s character. Veronica Moore. Karen (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) sings back-ups and Bombshell composer, Tom (Christian Borle) plays piano.

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Smash Season 2 debuts on February 5 on NBC.

Via Entertainment Weekly

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Freeman/100000029986611 Ann Freeman

    OMG!  Jennifer Hudson, BRAVO!  

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    This is how it’s done ladies and gentlemen! lol. Jhud knows how to EMOTE a song and tell a story. Even though having a set of pipes that could blow the roof off a joint helps as well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X3EBGLZMUFDHE2PTJBT266WO74 Andy

    Wow, wow…what a voice. 

  • tomr

    DIVA!!!!   LOVE IT!!!!  Might just watch the show with her in it.

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

    Whitney 2.0…..this is what Whitney Houston should have been.  And JHud is clean of drugs and alcohol.  She’s got a stable family.  How does she do it?

  • rayni

    This is just incredible – she just keeps getting better and better.  And she’s just so freaking beautiful too!

  • http://twitter.com/annmgee Ann Gardner

    Wow, that was wonderful. And I really liked the song. I loved Jennifer on her season, I thought she was great. Her “Weekend in New England” was fantastic back in season 3. 

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

     I thought of Whitney while watching this, too. Back in the day Whitney could sing her face off! Jennifer always seemed really grounded to me which made me love her even more.

  • hayes

    who wrote the song?

    According to that EW article, “written by Smash‘s composers and exec producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman”. Jennifer does it really well, and I actually like the song. Not too Broadway-ish like most of the show’s originals.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Smash premiers Feb. 5th, I thought it premiered like this week or something. I got all excited for nothing. lol They’re really hyping this, I didn’t really watch last season but I may watch for Jennifer.

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

    I hope there won’t be too many plots going on at the same time.  JHud on the show seems like an extra bonus ot its fans!

  • stargazed

    Jennifer never disappoints.  I stopped watching Smash a long time ago but I think JHud will bring me back.  She’s amazing.

  • http://www.randrambles.com Rand

    Sing, girl, sing!