'American Idol's' Jennifer Hudson sings for her White House supper
Jennifer Hudson is getting to be a regular with the Obamas.
The Chicago native once again sang for President Barack Obama and his dazzling wife Michelle Obama Tuesday during his inaugural White House state dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"Jennifer Hudson was amazing. Jazz singer Kurt Elling also very good. National Symphony w/Marvin Hamlisch conducting was their accompaniment," Senator Claire McCaskill posted to her Twitter account after the dinner. In a previous tweet, the Democratic senator had deemed tweeting the dinner to be "definitely tacky."
Unfortunately, McCaskill didn't have a flip cam on her, and the White House kept the performances away from the camera. Here's CNN's report on the dinner though and a short interview with Hudson (around the 1:45 mark) about her rehearsing for the big night.
Hudson, 28, has also performed at the Democratic National Convention and for an Obama fundraiser in Beverly Hills. She won an Oscar for her supporting role in "Dreamgirls."
There was even more Academy Award-winning power at the dinner held on the South lawn in the form of A.R. Rahman, who won two music Oscars for "Slumdog Millionaire."
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