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Jennifer Hudson to Sing 'National Anthem' for Barack Obama

August 26, 2008 (5:06 am) GMT
Barack Obama has reportedly asked Jennifer Hudson to perform 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Democratic National Conference before he finally accepts his presidential nomination.
Jennifer Hudson

Barack Obama's representative tells People that the presidential candidate has asked to perform on the day he officially accepts his party's nomination for president. Jennifer is reportedly scheduled to deliver American national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Democratic National Convention which will be held on Thursday, August 28.

Commenting on the news, Jennifer's publicist says that the Oscar-winning "" actress is very honored and excited. "She's thrilled and excited. It's a tremendous honor," says the publicist early this week.

However, spokesperson for the convention refuses to give any comment about Jennifer's performance until the official schedule is announced. The singer also admits in a statement that she hasn't been called for a confirmation yet. "I haven't gotten a call from them yet, but he does have my support," she says during an interview.

On top of the rumor, Jennifer is planned to drop her self-titled debut album on September 30 under Arista Records. She is also reportedly busy, working on her new film called "" where she plays with , , and .

Beside Jennifer, another star who is scheduled to perform at the convention is , who will show her support for Barack on August 27. Meanwhile, to close the event is singer and guitarist .

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