Jennifer Hudson

Better luck next time Beyonce!  Sources are reporting that Jennifer Hudson is being courted to perform at the swearing in of  President-elect Barack Obama which will take place on January 20th, 2009.  If in fact she does choose to perform during the ceremony this will be her first appearance since the brutal murders of her mother, brother, and nephew back in October of last year.

“Organizers want Jennifer to sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the Inauguration on Jan. 20,” a source told Page Six. “They are talking to Jennifer about it. It would be the first time she performed since the murders. She is from Chicago and a huge Obama supporter.”

Jennifer also sang the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August.

I hope Jennifer does decide to do the honors at the inauguration. Who would want to miss the chance to become a part of such an historical event?!