We all learned that Gabourey Sidibe was a very talented actress in the movie Precious but we didn't know her mother could sing. Alice Tan Ridley is the mother of Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe and also a New York Subway singer. She recently auditioned for the hit show "America's Got Talent", singing Etta James "At Last". She of course made it through with her incredible down home bluesy voice.
Here is Alice Tan Riley singing the Dolly Parton written and Whitney Houston mega-hit "I Will Always Love You". She's no Whitney (in her prime) but she makes it her own with that blues/gospel voice.