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Jennifer Hudson Sings A Powerful Rendition Of "I'll Fight" At The 2019 Oscars
Wearing a sharp suit, GRAMMY winner and soul singer Jennifer Hudson performed a moving rendition of her song "I'll Fight" at the 2019 Academy Awards.
The anthem is written by Diane Warren, who also wrote the GRAMMY-nominated "Stand Up For Something" from the motion picture "Marshall" based on the life of Thurgood Marshall. The song was written for "RBG," the Oscar-nominated documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
"I wanted it to show that she is a fighter, and this is what she’d been doing for years, even before she was on the Supreme Court bench," Warren told ASCAP.
"I loved the dichotomy of getting Jennifer Hudson to sing it, because [RBG] speaks so softly, but so powerfully," Warren said. "It’s almost like Jennifer Hudson’s voice became her avatar - because that’s what she really sounds like to us. She’s a diva! She’s a notorious RBG. So I didn’t want it to be soft. I wanted it to have power."