What happens if you combine two powerful singers in one space? They raise everyone to their feet. On October 19, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert gave a fantastic performance for “The Jennifer Hudson Show” audience. Hudson suggested they test their own vocal prowess after Lambert completed relating a tale about how he and Queen guitarist Brian May once sang an impromptu rendition of “Nessun Dorma” (“Let No One Sleep”) from Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera “Turandot.”
“Can we do a little bit of it right now?” asked Hudson, to which Lambert replied, “Yeah, let’s do it!”
The “American Idol” alumni picked up their microphones and gave a stage-shaking performance while pianist Michael Orland played the piano. They sang verses from the classic song in Italian while displaying incredible vocal control. “Nessun Dorma” has been regarded by the opera community as one of the hardest arias to execute on stage ever since it gained popularity in the ’90s. The song’s technical requirements include holding long notes at a high pitch and volume.
“If you have good technique, good position and good breath control, the note comes automatically, you just have to trust it. If you don’t trust it, you won’t get a beautiful sound with lots of resonance,” said Lambert.