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02/25/2013 12:15 am ET | Updated Feb 25, 2013

Jennifer Hudson Oscars: Singer Wows With 'Dreamgirls' Academy Award Performance (VIDEO)

Jennifer Hudson might not have been nominated for an Academy Award in 2013, but her "Dreamgirls" performance was one of the most memorable moments of the night.

Hudson took to the stage to sing the "Dreamgirls" hit, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," as part of a tribute to Broadway musicals on Sunday night.

The Academy confirmed the Broadway tribute in a statement on Feb. 20, saying: "We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration of musicals of the last decade that we envisioned. We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life."

The tribute included performances by Catherine Zeta Jones for "Chicago" and the cast of "Les Miserables."

The "Dreamgirls" actress -- who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for the role of Effie White -- brought down the house with her powerful vocals on Sunday night.

Back in 2007, Hudson was shocked to be on the Oscars stage for the very first time. "I have to just take this moment," the former "American Idol" contestant said while accepting her first Oscar. "I cannot believe this. Look at what God can do. I didn't think I was going to win."

Now a seasoned performer, Hudson had some advice for first-time Oscar nominee, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, who she stopped on the red carpet.

“There are not many in her position,” Hudson told MTV News about the youngest nominee. “All I can say is just stay humble, and live in every bit of this moment, and get used to having Academy Award winner ahead of your name.”

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