Yup, she can sing!
Kate Hudson, who joins fellow A-listers Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Fergie in Nine, the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, lends her startlingly powerful pipes to "Cinema Italiano," a new track written just for her.
"There is nobody on Broadway I would rather have singing that song than Kate," Maury Yeston, the composer behind the song, gushes to Us.
"No one has any clue how talented she is," adds Ron Fair, music producer and president of Geffen Records, who remixed the orchestral track into a more modern pop-radio version (click above to listen to a clip).
"She's just a spectacular singer, dancer and entertainer," adds Yeston. "She's really gifted. This isn't a case where they went to find some unlikely actor who possibly could do it. We found a really extraordinary talent, we served it as best we could -- and [Kate] returned the favor!"
Hudson, who's been singing and dancing all her life, is more modest. "It's a tongue twister, this song," Hudson tells Us. "I remember when I first heard it and I was like, how am I gonna sing this song?! It was just so fast, and I'm not used to singing like that."
The performer says that once she got her bearings, recording and performing the number "was an amazing experience."
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