Jennifer Hudson will step beyond grief to sing the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl. This young woman captured the nation with her super star talent on American Idol.
Then the nation mourned with her when members of her family were killed last year. Now this woman will step up and bring the nation to its feet, as always happens, with the grand song the Star Spangled Banner.
The LA Times reports Hudson's selection for the honor to sing at the Super Bowl. Every year this is a major selection and gives the entertainer that does it special recognition. For example, Cher sang the National Anthem in 1999.
Jennifer Hudson has not performed in public since her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and nephew Julian King were murdered in Chicago at the family home in October 2008.
Those in the know believe that Hudson's performance will equal that of Whitney Houston that was an emotionally gripping experience at the startup of the first War in Iraq. Houston's performance was so exciting and crowd-pleasing that the Star Spangled Banner became a hit record. Perhaps that will be the same for Hudson, which may help assuage the grief she had and put this Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson, back on the path to continuing success.