Jennifer Hudson promised that ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ throughout her dazzling efficiency on the Democratic Nationwide Conference. Her solo got here simply after Kamala Harris made historical past because the celebration’s VP nom.
Moments after Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice chairman on the Democratic Nationwide Conference, Jennifer Hudson delivered a mesmerizing efficiency of Sam Cooke‘s traditional “A Change Is Gonna Come” in her honor. The singer belted her lungs out whereas wearing a chic night robe, bathed in flickering candlelight on the attractive Chicago Cultural Heart. It was simply Jennifer and a piano accompanist — nothing else wanted.
That is the second time that Jennifer has carried out on the DNC, the primary being in 2016 in assist of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Jennifer is a vocal gun management advocate, after shedding her brother Jason Judson, her mom Darnell Donerson and her 7-year-old nephew Julian King to gun violence in 2008. She carried out with the DC choir on the inaugural March For Our Lives in March 2018, following the mass capturing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida.
“All of us got here right here for change right this moment, proper?” the Oscar winner requested the hundreds assembled within the nation’s capitol. “We’ve all misplaced any individual. I’m positive a very long time in the past, you by no means thought you’d be standing right here right this moment. However we’re all right here right this moment for a motive. All of us received a narrative, all of us received a function, and all of us need change.”
Jennifer joins a lineup of different important artists who leant their time and voices to the Democratic Nationwide Conference. Simply an hour earlier than her set, Billie Eilish carried out “My Future” and urged her younger followers to register to vote earlier than the November election. “You don’t want me to inform you issues are a multitude… Silence shouldn’t be an choice and we will’t sit this one out. All of us should vote like our lives rely upon it, as a result of they do,” she mentioned.
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