Jennifer Hudson sang a flawless National Anthem tonight at the Super Bowl. This is her first major public singing performance since her mom and brother died in a triple homicide. Bravura Jennifer!
Yesterday, I linked to some YouTube video of the performance and found out it has been taken down. (The NFL is trying to stop such violations, obviously.)
The show producer Ricky Minor, who also produces the music on “American Idol” insisted she and Faith Hill singalong to pre-recorded tracks. In other words, lip synch:
“That’s the right way to do it,” Minor said. “There’s too many variables to go live. I would never recommend any artist go live, because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance.”
So it’s not her choice, simply Minor trying to ensure things go smoothly.
Also, just got this news via press release:
Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award nominee Jennifer Hudson and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Seal are set to perform at the 40TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, which will broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium Thursday, Feb. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.