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Beyonce's "Listen" doesn't get enough credit

Its a superb song, and she she performs it so well and powerfully and emotionally yet keeping it in controlled, Yes Hudson's "And Im Telling You" is extremely powerful and emotional, but she oversings it way too much especially at the end, its still a great performance but i thought technically Beyonce was better and should have been given alot more credit, here she was singing it live

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It's my favourite Beyonce song of all time, I think it's really brilliant.

P.S. is it just me or does she look really Chinese in that video
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It's my favourite Beyonce song of all time, I think it's really brilliant.

P.S. is it just me or does she look really Chinese in that video
I thought i was the only one who felt that way
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That's a nice performance, and I like the song, but she was lipsynching here.
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I actually don't like the song. I also think she sings the song no where at all as good as Jennifer Hudson sings "I'm telling you".

I even think "One night Only" by Jennifer Hudson is even sung better than "Listen".

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It's a more grown up song compared to what she's got us used to

i loved her performance and she should have recieved more credit for it

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It's my favourite Beyonce song of all time, I think it's really brilliant.

P.S. is it just me or does she look really Chinese in that video
yeah, she looks a BIT too yellow

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That's a nice performance, and I like the song, but she was lipsynching here.
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Although I fel that Jennifer brought down the house with her rendition of I'm telling You, I think that Beyonce did an incredible job with this song. I was literally sitting in the theater with my mouth open as she came to this revelation. The words alone gave me chills. It's definitely my second favorite song from the movie.

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Its a superb song, and she she performs it so well and powerfully and emotionally yet keeping it in controlled, Yes Hudson's "And Im Telling You" is extremely powerful and emotional, but she oversings it way too much especially at the end, its still a great performance but i thought technically Beyonce was better and should have been given alot more credit, here she was singing it live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEC-6qUb-Uk

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Jennifer Hudson oversings a song that is suppose to be oversung.
I've heard everything now.

For Jennifer Hudson to even have people believing her version of the song is better than or even close to Jennifer Holiday's version is the grandest compliment in itself.

Beyonce will never ever be able to sing a classic song and have people believing it's better than the original.

Listen is alright.
The words are powerful but the passion behind them is meek compared to any song that Jennifer Hudson did in the soundtrack.

When she is singing throughout the movie, I believe whatever she's going through. I can feel it.
That's one of the reasons she was nominated for an Oscar.

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For Jennifer Hudson to even have people believing her version of the song is better than or even close to Jennifer Holiday's version is the grandest compliment in itself.
I think only fools believe that. Jennifer Hudson's version is good (personally I'd say OK) but it's no where to be compared to Holliday's. Whitney's version was also far better than Hudson's.
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That's a nice performance, and I like the song, but she was lipsynching here.
I saw the whole Dreamgirls show on Oprah and she was NOT lipsynching.
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I saw the whole Dreamgirls show on Oprah and she was NOT lipsynching.
Well she wasn't perfect tonight on the Grammy's.
Those first through bars were iffy.
I'm sure you'll be able to see it tommorrow.

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it's a great song she preformed it amazing at the grammys!!!
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Well she wasn't perfect tonight on the Grammy's.
Those first through bars were iffy.
I'm sure you'll be able to see it tommorrow.
Hmm...I guess we'll see. The one thing about Beyonce(even if YOU hate her) is that she sings live the majority of the time and actually sounds decent. You may hate her voice, her look, whatever, but she is a great performer.
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