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Jennifer Hudson delivers stunning rendition of Amazing Grace at Aretha Franklins funeral

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US singer Jennifer Hudson performs at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Jennifer Hudson sang her heart out at Arethas funeral (Picture: Angela Weiss / AFP)

Jennifer Hudson delivered a stunning rendition of Amazing Grace at Aretha Franklins funeral in Detroit.

The Queen Of Soul died on August 16 aged 76 after battle with pancreatic cancer, with her funeral taking place at Detroits Greater Grace Temple on Friday (August 31).

Along with seeing Ariana Grande cover A Natural Woman, the service saw a performance from fellow popstar Jennifer Hudson, who sang a soaring version of Amazing Grace.

The original version of Aretha Franklins Amazing Grace, featured on the 1972 album of the same name, spans more than ten minutes, and is one of the best showcases of her astonishing vocals.

Its a similar case here with Hudson, almost appearing to be propelled around the stage as she belts out the song with vocal gusto.

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Hudson is set to play Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic, and previously performed a medley of her hits at Clive Davis annual pre-Grammys party.

US singer Jennifer Hudson performs at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Jennifer Hudson performed Amazing Grace (Picture: Angela Weiss / AFP)

Other celebrities in attendance included Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Ariana Grande, while Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson were among the speakers paying tribute.

The ceremony is a private event attended by those only closest to Franklin – but selected parts of the funeral are available to watch on live streams.

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