Some people will start a controversy over anything. Today’s burning question: Did Jennifer Hudson lip-sync at the Super Bowl?
Jennifer Hudson gave her first public performance following the brutal death of her mother, brother, and 7 year-old-nephew. She sang a moving rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to the Super Bowl.
Speculation started last night as to whether it was lip-synched or live performance.
When someone sings our National Anthem in such a moving tribute, does it really matter when she sang it?
If you have ever been involved in a live production or performance of any kind you know the number of variables that can go wrong. In the case of America’s most famed sporting event there is no room for error. Most anyone with the sense of a squirrel nut would pre-record the song and sing along at the performance.
It’s the same thing the four piece orchestra did at the Obama inauguration. They, too, had good reason. Their instruments wouldn’t stay tuned in the cold weather.
Consider Jennifer Hudson’s voice a delicate instrument, because that’s just what it is. Vocal chords are sensitive and also affected by a variety of variables.
It was a wise decision to lip-sync the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
It turns out, according to OMG, that Jennifer wanted to sing live. Who could blame her? It was Jennifer Hudson’s return performance and it was the super bowl.
OMG reports that the Super Bowl show’s producer, Ricky Minor insisted she prerecord and sing with the track. According to Minor, there are too many variables when you go live, “I would never recommend any artist go live, because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance.”
Minor has extensive experience. It was Ricky Minor who worked behind the scenes to orchestrate Whitney Houston’s 1991, powerful performance of the National Anthem.
Of Jennifer Hudson’s demeanor Ricky Minor said she was in good spirits. She immediately received congratulatory phone calls and seemed to revel in the moment. His comments regarding Hudson were that, “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.”
For those who have a complaint about her lip-synching an inspiring rendition of the National Anthem – she’s the one who got the invitation. We loved it! It was beautiful and moving.
We are just thankful you weren’t invited to sing.
(But, if you ever get called to sing at the Super Bowl – I recommend using Jennifer Hudson’s track and lip-synching.)
“Why Jennifer Hudson Lip-Synched at Super Bowl,” OMG.com