John Legend & Jennifer Hudson sing an impromptu duet

Jennifer Hudson and John Legend

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Jennifer Hudson and John Legend

Jennifer Hudson celebrated 100 episodes of her daytime talk show, The Jennifer Hudson Show, on Thursday, February 9, and called on her The Voice coach, John Legend, to celebrate the occasion.

Legend was full of surprises for his friend Hudson. First he brought his fellow EGOT winner a bouquet of flowers and it wasn’t long before the two headed to the piano to sing a classical duet, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon and Garfunkel. He also brought out a cake for Hudson and her crew at the end of the episode.

Between the surprises, Legend sat down for an interview and opened up about his latest baby with wife Chrissy Teigen, Esti, and her journey to having another child after suffering a pregnancy loss in the fall of 2020.

See Hudson and Legend’s duet below.

Jennifer Hudson & John Legend have shared the stage before

John Legend and Jennifer Hudson sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water”John Legend joins JHud for the 100th episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show. John congratulates the hosts and sits down at the piano to duet with JHud on Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water. The musician presents her with 100 flowers and has a surprise for Jennifer later in the show. Read more:…2023-02-09T18:41:11Z

Fans were enamored with the sound of Hudson and Legend’s voices singing together, and the YouTube video flooded with positive comments, many calling for future collaborations between the two.

“Their voices give you goosebumps at the same time!” wrote one fan.

“Finally a real complement to Jennifer Hudson’s powerful voice. These two should record songs together,” commented another fan.

“The beautiful duet JHUD and the voice of John Legend go together so well, I hope they do more collaborations in the future or do a whole gossip album together😍🔥,” added a third fan.

Although Hudson and Legend have not recorded any songs together, they have shared the stage before. The two played the title track on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in May 2020 for The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II on ABC. The two also covered the gospel song “Be Thankful” by Walter Hawkins at a live performance in 2010. Her performance “Be Grateful” was also featured The rootsa hip hop band formed in the 1980s and now known as the house band on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jennifer Hudson often sings on her talk show

Renee Rapp sings with Jennifer Hudson!Reneé Rapp speaks openly about the fact that she is no longer too critical and is proud of herself. The star of the musical ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ shares how Beyoncé, Jazmine Sullivan and Jennifer Hudson are her musical influences as she fulfills her dream of singing with JHud. Read…2023-01-26T18:42:35Z

Legend isn’t the first musician to duet with Hudson on her daytime talk show.

Singer and actress Reneé Rapp appeared on Hudson’s show January 2023 to promote her EP Everything to Everyone and her HBO Max show The Sex Lives of College Girls. During the interview, Hudson asked Rapp who her vocal inspirations were, and Rapp replied that her top three inspirations were Hudson herself, Beyoncé, and Jazmine Sullivan. Rapp shared that Sullivan’s song “In Love With Another Man” was her favorite karaoke song, and Hudson said, “Well, I can’t have you here and we’re not trying for just a little bit of it.”

Rapp quickly got excited and said, “This is the best day of my life,” and the two sat as they sang an excerpt of Sullivan’s 2008 song, swapping lines and ending in perfect harmony.

Hudson also performed “And I’m telling you, I’m not going” from the musical Dreamgirls (the film that won Hudson her Oscar in 2007) with Amber Riley, who played the role in London’s West End in 2016. Hudson also played a bit Dionne Warwick’s “All the Time” with Warwick himself and reunited with former American Idol co-star Adam Lambert to sing “Nessun Dorma”an operatic classic that both singers had performed during their careers.

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