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And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going

12:17 pm Mon, 29th January 2007

I watched DreamGirls on the weekend. I’m now totally obsessed with the song “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”. There seems to be much debate about who sings the better version of this song. I’ve scoured YouTube looking for all versions, including the most recent sung by Jennifer Hudson (from Dreamgirls), original Broadway version by Jennifer Holliday, that performance by 11 year old Bianca Ryan, a cover by Whitney Houston, and even covers by filo divas like Regine.

After some pondering, I’ve decided the original is the best.. there is just no comparison to the amount of soul, raw emotion and sheer power Jennifer Holliday puts into this song. It’s not that pretty to look at (her face is a bit scary sometimes!), and it’s not a nice “polished” song, but I think that’s how it’s supposed to be, and it’s what makes this song so powerful. I can’t stop watching this clip (below) – makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up every time! I wish I could have even just 50% of the voice this woman has. *sigh* She is probably the most powerful belter I’ve ever heard. And then some!

NB: Song begins from about 3:30mins.

Comments Fixed

Btw I’ve fixed the comments. Somehow the script permission got changed. Strange coz I never touched it. Anyway it’s working now.. so comment away. Not that anyone reads this anymore since I’ve been so lazy with this site lately. Been distracted by other things is my excuse. But I really need to overhaul this site at some point.. and do that dreaded move to the new server.

Posted in Arts, Tech Talk | 4 Comments »

  1. 4 Comments on “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”

  2. Kazzart
    Jan 29, 2007

    Yay comments is back! Damn file permissions got changed for some reason.

  3. GameDudeX
    Jan 31, 2007

    Yay! Comments are back! I don’t know about anyone else, but I read your blog (I check it at least one to three times a week). Also, if you need help with a move to a new server, let me know, I have some free time this semester.

    Lastly, I agree with you about the power of Jennifer Holliday’s voice in this song. She can really belt it out!

  4. Maria
    Feb 12, 2007

    Hi Karen,

    I found your blog via Kwai’s blog.. now I forget how I found Kwai’s blog? Had to do with being at your ‘Vlog’s’! Anyway.. you’re so talented. Lovely site and I love your video’s. Do I have permission from you to put something on my blog that I’ve seen on your blog? Just a ‘version’. I have seen similar kinds of things on other blogs.. it’s the “Currently” part. I want to put in feeling/reading/eating/drinking/wearing. Funny you should mention Britney Spear’s ‘Curious’. I was able to get a new mini-shower gel from the ‘Curious’ line for 99 cents on eBay ($5 postage or something). It is lasting and lasting.. and my girl and I were able to test the scent properly this way, it’s really nice. I also get fragrance oils from the USA, copies of designer fragrances which are pretty spot-on. My latest was Carolina Herrera 212, it’s really nice. Anyway, I’m rambling now. Take Care, I’ll be back. :-) Maria.

  5. miguel
    Mar 1, 2007

    Just to say that i really enjoy the music you like !!!

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