Oscars 2015: Jennifer Hudson Delivers Powerful In Memoriam Performance

The award-winning actress-singer sang the hit song 'I Can't Let Go' from NBC's hit series 'Smash' during the tribute segment.

AceShowbiz - Following performances by the likes of %cMaroon 5%, %cTegan and Sara%, %cTim McGraw%, and %cRita Ora%, the 87th annual Oscars had %cJennifer Hudson% taking over the stage. The Oscar-winning singer delivered a powerful performance of "I Can't Let Go" from NBC's "Smash".

Hudson performed during the In Memoriam segment, which paid tribute to all the talented actors, writers, artists and more who died in the past year, presented by %cMeryl Streep%. One of the cherished talent during the event was the late actor-comedian %cRobin Williams%.

Prior to Hudson, Maroon 5 performed "Lost Stars" from film "Begin Again", followed by Tegan and Sara delivering "Everything Is Awesome". As for Rita Ora, she sang "Grateful" from "Beyond the Lights", whereas McGraw performed "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from the documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me".

Up and coming performers among others include %cLady GaGa%, %cJack Black%, and %cAnna Kendrick%. This year's Oscars was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and hosted by actor %cNeil Patrick Harris%.

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