Jennifer Hudson: Look What God Can Do


“Look what God can do”. With these meaningful and inspiring words, former American Idol Season 3 competitor, Jennifer Hudson, won this year’s Academy Award for Best Actress in A Supporting Role for her memorable performance in the movie “Dreamgirls”.

This unbelievable Cinderella story is a testament to the talent, drive and ambition that stimulated Jennifer to achieve this level of success in the entertainment industry.

Jennifer’s genuine and caring spirit, her devotion to her faith, her all embracing, positive and generous personality is undeniable proof that nice people do not always finish last and, more important, that true talent, against all odds, will indeed rise to the top.

Brava Jennifer. Your grandmother must indeed be very proud as she smiles down on you from the Heavens above.

Check out her performance at the Academy Awards and her inspiring acceptance speech below and don’t forget to leave your comments.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

13 Responses to “Jennifer Hudson: Look What God Can Do”

  1. I was watching AI 3 when Jennifer was voted off, and was shocked, they were the Three Divas. The judges i feel were all rooting for Fanrasia to win, but America voted.
    I always was a big fan, and have watched on the net her success, Broadway, and especially her Faith.

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  2. I am happy for her because this was meant for her and American Idol was meant for Fantasia. Both of the women have expressed their love for God and I will continue to support them both as long as they stay true to themselves and humble.

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  3. I am also rooting for both. They are both wonderful singers. Jennifer won an oscar for best supporting actress in a movie…I bet next year we will see a Tony for Fantasia for lead in a broadway musical “Color Purple”.

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  4. Yes, I think Fantasia will, at the very least, be nominated for a Tony. I thought her performance on the AI results show last week was just outstanding.

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  5. I was extremely happy and excited to see JHud finally win the Oscar after months of discussion. She was so emotional and happy that it was (for me) the only true, real moment of the Oscars last night. Those were tears of pure happiness. I hope great things continue to come her way.

    As for Fantasia, I was blown away by her performance last week. And now that the Tony’s are allowing people to be nominated for shows that had opened on Broadway before the current year I think Fantasia might have a shot at being nominated. Her acting leaves a little to be desired but you can’t deny the passion behind that voice. I also thought it was very interesting that Fantasia has been doing some vocal work because she was annunciating a lot more clearly during her Broadway song. She’ll have to continue doing that to be able to tell her story on the stage.

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  6. Amazing accomplishment, and a testament to her talent and will and focus. God, however, had nothing to do with it. She found her true self, followed her voice, and made her own reality.

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  7. I’m so glad Jennifer Hudson won! She is amazing as Effie and definitely the highlight performance of “Dreamgirls”. Last night, she definitely outsang Beyonce (again). I thought the whole “Dreamgirls” original song medley was phenomenal!

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  8. I’m happy that she won. She deserves it!

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  9. I’m happy she won…let’s just hope we haven’t heard the last from jhud.

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  10. Look at all the JHud love. Perfect. Thanks for dropping by everyone.

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