Tonight, Jennifer Hudson will make her headlines when she sings the Star Spangled Banner for Barack Obama.  Jennifer Hudson may have been 6th in American Idol, but she was the first choice for Barack Obama.

The publicity Hudson will get is just another example of the celebrity buzz surrounding this election’s Democratic National Convention.

The Denver-based convention has already been a celeb studded event including Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Spike Lee, Annette Bening and Susan Sarandon.

In anticipation of the event, Jennifer Hudson noted, “I’m so proud and excited for him. I haven’t gotten a call from them yet, but he does have my support.”