J.Hud Covers Another Classic With Flare

J'Hud covers yet another song and this time she hits the right notes and gives "Feelin' Good" a new lease on life.

Jennifer Hudson was feeling and looking good during her appearance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”. The now slim superstar sang “Feeling Good,” which is featured in her new Weight Watchers commercial.

When I heard that J.Hud will be covering this classic I was a bit sceptikal that she would do it justice. Aferall the song has been covered by everybody from Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, George Michael to Micheal Buble', The Pussycat Dolls and Adam Lambert. 

Of all the versions of this 1965 song form the musical, The Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The Crowd, my favourite thus far was Adam Lambert's.

Soon-to-be Mrs David Otunga seems to be on a mission to put a spank back into old awesome tracks. Just last year I reported here that she would be featured in an Quincy Jones albumn singing a remake of Tamia's "You Put A Move On My Heart". 

When I finally heard the track, I loved it. JHud didn't try and upstage or mimic Tamia, she just sang the song her way.

"Feeling Good" is part of an ad campaign the dieting firm, Weight Watchers, launched on Dec. 26 to coincide with its new nutritional PointsPlus program. The singer/actress has lost some kilos over the past year while she was a spokesperson for the brand.

Though she won't say how much weight she lost, she did say that in the nine months she's been a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, she has never felt better.

"Basically (the song) is the perfect way to describe this journey and how it's left me feeling," Hudson told Reuters. "If I could bottle everything inside me and tell others to help motivate them, then this is it."

We are happy to see our favourite former Idol contestant, looking and doing so well for herself. We just hope she will not fall into the trappings of Hollywood.

It's a good thing to take care of your body but it's another to subscribe to the pressures of the fallacy of celebrity-dom by suddenly starving yourself just so you can be one of the stars.

"It's one thing to lose weight," said Hudson, "but it's another thing to eat healthy."

We feel yah sista!! As for the track... we love, we love, we love!!



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