Barack Obama asks Jennifer Hudson to sing the National Anthem

JenniferhudsonBarack Obama has asked "American Idol" contestant and Oscar-winning "Dreamgrls" actress Jennifer Hudson to sing at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

According to "Access Hollywood," Obama asked Hudson to sing the National Anthem on Thursday night when he formally accepts the party's nomination.

Wow. That's pretty big. It's bound to be a moving moment for everyone there and a huge moment in American history. I'm keeping Kleenex on hand.

Congrats, Jennifer!

On top of this, her debut album, "Jennifer Hudson," comes out Sept. 30.

And her new film, "The Secret Life of Bees," opposite Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning, is in theaters Oct. 17.

Photo: Jennifer Hudson sings at the BET's "1006 & Park" show on Aug. 19.

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