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While Michelle Obama wowed the public in her banging Jason Wu gown at the inaugural ball last night, Jennifer Hudson once again demonstrated why she didn’t need to win American Idol to prove that she could sang.

The 31-year-old singer wore a black gown and had the honor of performing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” for the Obamas at the inaugural ball. Her voice belted and flowed over the notes, adding a sultry mood to the old-school melody that we’ve heard President Barack Obama croon during his first term in office.

Hudson was extremely excited for the event.

“Right now the President and First Lady will dance to Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ to be performed by … ME!!! Yes! Amazing night!” she tweeted on the evening of the inaugural ball.

Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder also performed for the President and First Lady on Inauguration Day.

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  • Nai

    Was it just me or was JHud a little off key during the performance? But lovely nonetheless.

  • Melissa

    JHud looks beautiful!

  • Ask_Me

    No, it wasn’t just you. I didn’t think she was a good choice for their dance. Her belly wrenching sound is too “hard” for such an elegant evening. If they wanted someone to sing “Let’s Stay Together” they should have got Al Green! I thought Jaime Foxx performance for Joe Biden was much better.

  • D.T.

    Ugh….JHud looks ridiculous with that weave. I mean she’s not even trying to make it look real. Her and AKeys are equally annoying with all that hollering.

  • Mahogany

    She’s usually a good singer but her voice last night was irritating me.

  • Shirl

    I’ll say it over and over again. The song (let’s stay together) should’ve been easy and mellow. Just because you can sing loud does NOT mean that you should all the freaking time. She was a huge distraction from the first dance (and not in a good way). The night was not about her (up there hollerin’ like the flippin’ room was on fire or something).

  • NY’s Finest

    At least she thought enough of the historical event to actually sing live.

  • Kacey

    Al Green was asked to perform and he turned it down due to a prior engagement.

    http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/awards/al-green-said-obama-invited-him-sing-let-232758222.html

  • Nic

    Now you know the Stan’s are going to rain fire on your head now…

  • mikey kun

    The first lady is rocking that red dress

  • Melissa

    I meant was she looks beautiful after the weight loss. She was beautiful before but now she is healthier and beautiful.

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