Jennifer Hudson Makes Oprah Cry At The Kennedy Center Honors

By: Becky Bain / December 29, 2010

While other artists were giving it up for music icon Paul McCartney at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, you’d forget that Oprah Winfrey was also being honored in D.C. the same night. (Which marks maybe the first time in history Oprah was upstaged by someone else.) But Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity of 2010 was given one amazing tribute by Jennifer Hudson, who came out in a gorgeous dress (and new svelte figure) to sing “I’m Here”, from the Oprah-produced Broadway show The Color Purple. Watch J-Hud make Oprah tear up below.

Sorry, we just have a little something in our eye… okay, we’re near bawling at our desks watching this incredible performance.

You’ll remember that Fantasia, who won the season of American Idol in which Jennifer Hudson also competed, performed this song during her stint as Celie in the B’way show. Watch ‘Tasia sing “I’m Here” at the Tonys below and tell us — who killed this number the best? Or did both former Season 3 Idols do a spectacular job?