Sunday, December 23, 2012

No. 3 on THE 2012 XMAS Countdown - It's Sunday - Let's Have Church

When Heaven & Nature Sing - Jennifer Hudson Rocks The House
The fact that Jennifer Hudson did NOT win American Idol probably says more about American Idol than Jennifer Hudson. Of course, we know that she is not a pop singer like most winners of the most popular talent show in history. What we do know, however, is that she is a multi- talented gospel/soul singer and actress, very deserving of the "diva" title along with some of the biggest names ever to wear that moniker, holding  her own with the likes of   Aretha, Whitney, Mariah,  or Celine. Because of her soulful delivery, she brings emotion and feeling to every note she sings. Whether performing a subtle ballad or belting out a medley of Christmas standards like today's Countdown selection, the girl holds nothing back. In this age of over hyped mediocre talent like Gaga, Manaj and Beyonce, its nice to hear the real deal.
Bringing the joy on a Sunday morning with an absolutely kicking gospel choir behind her - No. 3 on The 2012 Christmas Countdown - Christmas Gospel Medley by Jennifer Hudson.
And, for a very special Sunday Bonus Track,  I hope you enjoy this rare cut from the The 1994 New Young Messiah Tour featuring a 200 voice choir and the incomparable Michael English singing Lift Up Your Heads from the greatest contemporary version of Handel's Messiah ever recorded. 
Have A Merry Gospel Christmas

d.l. stafford


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