Every website I go to today all are talking about how Jennifer Hudson was amazing and how this National Anthem was as good as Whitney Houston's rendition and on and on. Hey, I was thrilled that Jennifer Hudson was back again and performing in public and I will be anxious to see her perform on the Grammy Awards and wish her nothing but the best. I think for her to come out in front of worldwide coverage like that after the tragedy in her family was really hard.
Now, with all of that being said, let me point out that the Anthem was lip – synced. She sang it the week before in a recording studio. The guy who runs the pre-game show for the NFL is also the music director for American Idol. Hello. Why do you think Jordin Sparks got to lip-sync it last year. Anyway, he said that Jennifer recorded it last week and that was the track that was played.
It is not Jennifer's fault and I have no doubts she could have pulled it off. The NFL requires the singer to provide a recording a week before the game just in case of some unforeseen event.
So, when people say it was the most amazing thing ever and blah, blah, blah, just remember that Whitney sang live and absolutely killed it. Jennifer was great, but it was from a recording studio.