Two New Jennifer Hudson SMASH Songs Now Available

Two New Jennifer Hudson SMASH Songs Now AvailableAcademy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson continues her arc on Season Two of NBC's musical drama series SMASH this week with a music-filled episode showcasing the many marvelous sides of the triple-threat star's ample abilities.

A spirited "I Got Love" from PURLIE as well as the masterful original Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman ballad "I Can't Let Go" are both available now to hear in full!

Originally introduced by theatrical powerhouse Melba Moore - who went on to win a well-deserved Tony Award for Best Featured Actress In A Musical for her role in the show - PURLIE's "I Got Love" is the thrilling opener to the episode, which is ostensibly all about the creation of a one-woman solo show on Broadway for superstar Rebecca Moore (Hudson). Later on in the episode, we are also treated to a remix of the song byway of a Bob Fosse-esque "Steam Heat"-tinged iteration, complete with sexy, quirky, syncopated instrumentation and choreography.

Additionally, the remarkably powerful "I Can't Let Go" closes the entertaining episode on a glamourous high note.

Listen to the two Hudson stunners featured in this Tuesday's episode, "The Song" here!

SMASH airs Tuesdays at 10 PM on NBC.


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