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Jennifer Hudson: 'Spotlight'

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Jennifer Hudson: 'Spotlight'
Released on Monday, Sep 22 2008

She contributed to the Dreamgirls and Sex And The City soundtracks, but this is the first time that Jennifer Hudson has released a single with expectations - and actually those expectations are pretty high. 'Spotlight' is the lead single from an Oscar winner's debut album, a big-budget affair featuring contributions from Timbaland, Ne-Yo and Diane Warren.

Though it doesn't feel big and important enough to be launching Hudson's recording career proper, 'Spotlight' is actually a pretty decent offering: a smooth, classy R&B toe-tapper that makes good use of Hudson's rich voice and sassy personality. Plus, as with everything Hudson does, there's a certain satisfaction in knowing that none of this should be happening to someone who finished seventh on American Idol in 2004.

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