Well, this is one way to get people to tune into your struggling show about musicals. NBC’s Smash enlisted vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson for a storyline this season, which of course would provide her with the opportunity to blow everyone’s hair back, as she always does when she sings on TV.
On the new song “I Can’t Let Go,” Hudson unsurprisingly delivers, so NBC released the track ahead of the February 5 season premiere. The clip from episode 4 depicts J-Hud (as Veronica “Ronnie” Moore) performing the song, which was written by Smash‘s composers and executive producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It also features the show’s stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty on backing vocals.
[via Entertainment Weekly]