Do you remember when Jennifer Hudson was on American Idol? I remember that when she was voted off, I knew a big mistake had been made. From the first, I liked her humble demeanor, and her unassuming spirit. I remember Simon saying that he did not like what she was wearing. She told him that a friend had made the outfit for her, and she liked it!

Tonight’s appearance marks the first time she has sung in public since the awful murders of her mother, brother and nephew. I was anxious to hear how she would do on this song…it is one of the hardest to perform. Her voice had the smoothness that we have come to expect from her. Those hard high notes? She hit them perfectly! And, she looked beautiful, too. Way to go!