5 Oct 2006
And I am Telling You… I can’t wait
I like to think I’m internet-savvy, but I had simply not been able to locate and download the leaked copy of Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the upcoming Dreamgirls. Then one of my RAs just bopped into my office and told me he’d gotten it through a link posted on a Whitney Houston message board (and no, I don’t know the link).
So after listening to it, I’m even more impatient for the premiere. I think Hudson manages to throw in enough new vocal runs to make the song her own, while still evoking the ferocity of Jennifer Holliday’s original rendition. Let’s just hope her acting matches her singing.
Nitpicks? The mix was a bit off and the chord structure of the final orchestra hits seemed wrong. But I’m sure that can be fixed.