“I see this very stylish-looking lady,” he said, recalling seeing JHud on the boardwalk. “I remember you walk up to me, and when you started singing with me, there was this lady… she’s like, ‘Kid, do you know who that is? That’s Jennifer Hudson!’ I was like, ‘Yeah, okay, and I’m Ryan Reynolds.’
“Then you started singing,” Cameron said. “Yeah, that’s probably Jennifer Hudson singing on my microphone right now!”
The whole time he was shaking. “Oh, please, just don’t let me mess this up!” he remembered thinking.
“Meanwhile, she’s killing it!” he said. “Everybody in the café stops… they’re watching her sing, their mouths dropped. That’s the effect Miss Jennifer Hudson has on people.”
Cameron only just started performing live during his junior year of high school. Stuck at home quarantining during the pandemic, he couldn’t play basketball at school anymore and he was looking for a new hobby.