Holliday revealed she'll reunite with original Dreamgirls stars Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine for a concert of the 1982 musical

By Dave Quinn
May 25, 2016 03:00 PM
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Original Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday made a surprise performance on ABC’s The View on Wednesday, singing her iconic hit “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Holliday’s appearance came during the daytime talk show’s “Co-Host Karaoke” competition, which also featured Candace Cameron Bure duet with Vanilla Ice on his ’90s guilty pleasure “Ice Ice Baby.”

Goldberg, 60, began the song – lip-syncing to its first two verses. Holliday then arrived, bringing audience members to their feet and earning raves from judges Joy Behar, Boy George and L.A. Reid.

After, the Tony-winning singer, 55, revealed she’ll reunite with original Dreamgirls stars Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine for a concert of the 1982 musical. The one-night-only event will be held July 10, at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.


Bure, 40, went full-out for her high-energy performance, rapping and dancing alongside backup dancers while wearing a black hat with her name embroidered on it. Watching her perform the ’90s jam alongside Vanilla Ice felt like a cut scene from Full House.

The actress gushed to Boy George about her love for him: “You were my first fan letter I ever wrote as as a child,” she said. “And I was so nervous I kept it in a drawer for two years. I’ve loved you forever.”

Raven-Symoné also competed in the karaoke competition, covering Corrinne Bailey Rae‘s "Put Your Records On." In addition to being an accomplished actress, the 30-year-old former Disney star just released her first new music in eight years.

Winning the competition, though, was Michelle Collins – who snagged the top prize after belting out the Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields classic "Big Spender". “I’ve never won anything,” the 34-year-old comedian joked while accepting her prize. “I’ll cherish this for the rest of my life.”

The View‘s “Co-Host Karaoke” isn’t the only karaoke competition on ABC. On June 30, the network will premiere Greatest Hits – a six-week celebrity karaoke show host by Arsenio Hall and country singer Kelsea Ballerini.

For now, check out the full "Co-Host Karaoke" episode of The View, which airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.

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