With Judith Hill now wowing them on The Voice, it's a good time to check out her history as a back-up singer with none other than the late Michael Jackson. Hill is one of the golden voices featured in Morgan Neville's documentary, Twenty Feet From Stardom, which had great buzz at Sundance and will be released theatrically by Radius TWC on June 14.
If Hill goes all the way on the TV competition it could sweeten the box office for Neville's film. In the meantime, the trailer features Hill discusses being a part of Jackson's final This Is It tour and the shock of learning that the King of Pop had died.
Twenty Feet From Stardom also features such revered singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega.
Judith Hill Discusses The Shock Of Michael Jackson's Death
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Pulling raw talent from the footnotes of rock 'n' roll history and splashing their names up on the marquee where they belong, Twenty Feet From Stardom wages a compelling crusade to get background singers some long-overdue recognition. Featuring such stalwarts as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega — many of whose voices are well known even if their names are not — this rousing group portrait should have commercial legs as long as its subjects', leaving satisfied audiences everywhere listening with new ears. Director Morgan Neville's loving spotlight, produced by late A&M Records exec Gil Friesen, ensures their contributions will go unsung no more. more »