Jennifer Hudson vs. Amber Riley: Who Sang Whitney Better?

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A pair of contrasting Whitney Houston covers hit the small screen this week. At least in terms of their planning.

First, in a tribute to the late singer, Jennifer Hudson took to the Grammy Awards stage - with just 24 hours to prepare - and belted out an incredible rendition of "I Will Always Love You."

Then, on last night's new Glee episode - by sheer coincidence, in a scene taped weeks ago - Amber Riley covered the same classic track as part of that Fox program's Valentine's Day episode, shedding tears in the process over her character's status on the show.

Who did a better job? Watch both and decide:

WHO SANG WHITNEY BETTER?

 

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r u kidding totally amber riley amber riley can sing so u no ma vote i am on amber riley team

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look i love amber riley and i will do anything to meet her she insired me to do bigger things in ma life nd i relly dont give a fuck about j.h but amber riley will always be ma idole so what the hell i pick amber riley

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amber riley waz better

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Jennifer hudson is great and all but amber killed it. I love amber riley

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one was sung live with an emotional singer who just lost her idol less then 24hr ago and another was recorded in a studio. Not a fair question, but go on youtube and find jennifer singing it too whitney at the 2010 bet honors. Then compare

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I love jennifer Hudson. I really do but Amber killed that joint. Not saying Jennifer didnt do a good job. Amber to me at the time just did BETTER!!!!!!!!!!! And at first I didnt even like GLEE

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I think Jennifer Hudson did a beautiful job full of emotion and we could see and almost feel her pain. I have to say I love hearning Jennifer singing any song. I think a live version is harder to do than a studio version and I take nothing away from the other singer. I just like Jennifer the best. Tragically Jennifer knows first hand what Ms. Houston's family is enduring

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Which do you like autotuned or the live version of the song. Jennifer Hudson hands down did a better job with true heart and emotion.Congrats Ms.Hudson on winning two NAACP Image Awards on Friday night.Did Amber Riley win a NAACP Image Award on Friday, I think not. TeamJHud

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AMBER RILEY CAN SING BETTER THAN J.H

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Many of you are clearly not familiar with Amber, yet. She sings with beauty! Live is fantastic, too. You assume it was all studio magic, It isn't. Hudson did do a beautiful job, even through grief, but I beg to difer as to her downplaying it, I heard a completely different song, I guess. I thought she made a point of showing off just a bit more than seemed appropriate.
And I know most here are to young to remember, but this song was written & first done - and beautifully, by Dolly Parton. Miss Whitney did a nice version, but there was no raw pain, no edge. She had a beautiful voice, but it lacked depth.(of COURSE this my opinion) Amber Riley brought the original beauty of the song to life. Simply stunning. It is a pleasure to listen to Amber every time, every moment, and without the sky high diva attitude that Jennifer & Whitney brought along.

Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson, Julian King Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol star AND Oscar winner. No one else on the planet can make that claim. Granted American Idol has... More »
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Jennifer Kate Hudson
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