Posted by Bossip Staff
Jennifer Hudson **killed it at the Superbowl last night. It’s good to see ole girl get back out in the limelight.
**Update: Awww Damn. Your girl was on some lip synch sh*t at the Super Bowl. Dig more pics of JHud, as well as the video footage of her “performance” when you
By now, you’re probably either read about or seen Jennifer Hudson’s stirring rendition of the national anthem before Sunday night’s Super Bowl. In her first public performance since seen her mother, brother and nephew were slain in October, Hudson delivered a stunning version of the anthem.
But after the game, the show’s producer, “American Idol” music director Ricky Minor, told the Associated Press that, at his request, Hudson lip-synched the anthem to a previously recorded track.
“This was such an important performance, because it’s the first time everyone has seen Jennifer. But she’s in such a great place, with such great spirits, and time can heal her wounds. She’s on fire right now and totally grounded,” said Minor, who has produced a number of Super Bowl pregame performances, including Whitney Houston’s iconic 1991 rendition of the anthem, also in Tampa, which is considered one of the all-time greats.
Minor explained that he insisted that both Hudson and Faith Hill, who performed “America the Beautiful” before Hudson, sing to the prerecorded tracks the NFL requires them to submit a week before the game.
“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.”