WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY JENNIFER HUDSON!

DO YOU AGREE OR COULD IT HAVE BEEN BETTER?

One of the first messages Jennifer Hudson got after kicking off the Super Bowl with her performance of the national anthem came from her “Dreamgirls” co-star Jamie Foxx. We
don’t know what it said — but we do know what the producer of the Super Bowl pre-game show said to her when she asked how she did. The response from Rickey Minor: “Touchdown!” Hudson delivered a flawless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, her first public performance since getting word last year that her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew had been shot to death in Chicago. Her brother-in-law has been charged in the murders. Now that she has returned to the spotlight, Hudson is expected to pick up her career again, with appearances set for the Grammys both this week and next. John Legend also performed as part of the pre-game events. Bruce Springsteen did the halftime show.