Hudson to Sing Anthem at DNC

Obama asks Oscar winner to perform closing night
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2008 12:00 PM CDT
Jennifer Hudson performs on BET's "106 & Park" show, celebrating their 2000th episode last week.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Bruce Springsteen may be scheduled to close the Democratic convention, but Barack Obama has asked Jennifer Hudson to perform the national anthem, People reports. "His reps called and said we'd love for you to sing the anthem on Thursday," the Oscar winner’s rep told People. "She's thrilled and excited. It's a tremendous honor."