Late night television always has some surprising and candid moments openly discussing and defending faith. Earlier this week, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss her Easter plans and her first time singing in front of a crowd. She also belted out her favorite church hymn, which left Colbert (and the crowd) in awe.
One of Colbert’s first questions after Hudson sits down is about her Easter plans.
Before she goes into what she did this year. The Oscar and multi-platinum Grammy winner said that as a child she did Easter speeches in the church and her first ever solo performance was on Easter Sunday to “Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone.”
Shortly after saying that, she added in, that at the time she was only seven years old and she forgot the words while she was on stage, so her church congregation had to chime in to sing with her.
Host Colbert also decided to discuss his first church performance as a child. As a young man, he was selected to be a fourth wisemen. But according to him, it didn’t work out as planned because his family was running late for church that day and he was replaced.
And in terms of what Hudson did this year, she explained to Colbert that its been nothing like her previous Easters because she’s been so busy on the road and her son’s in Chicago. In previous years, the Sandy Wexler show star said that, she would celebrate it by giving her son a big Easter party. And in terms of this year, she jokes that, “Jesus gave her the day off.”
In response to that, Colbert asks the “Dream Girls” actress if she has a favorite hymn and in response she says, “Talk About a Child” and then she decides to sing it. Of course the soulful version that Hudson belts out is incredible. And in response to her 10 second rendition, the audience goes wild.
Colbert also seems to be as impressed as his audience and says, “If I wasn’t a Christian when that song started, I would be when that song was over.”
Colbert asks Hudson about her favorite hymn at the 3:01 mark. WATCH:
(H/T: Relevant Magazine)
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