In pretty much any production of Hairspray, “Motormouth” Maybelle’s “I Know Where I’ve Been” is a standing ovation-worthy showstopper. And that was even more true when Jennifer Hudson belted the tune on Hairspray Live! on NBC Wednesday night.
After all, it’s not every day you get up from your couch and cheer as if you were in a Broadway theater. Yes, we know about that. It’s cool. We did it too. And so, apparently, did a bunch of celebs.
“[Jennifer Hudson] and that voice are truly a national treasure. That was a show stopper,” Laverne Cox wrote on Twitter.
Debra Messing was feeling it as well. “My goosebumps have goosebumps,” she wrote. “Thank you, @IAMJHUD.”
“Settle in kids, this controlled vibrato is going to make everything feel like it’s gonna be okay. #JHud,” Anna Kendrick gushed.
See all the tweets below.