The news is out that Jennifer Hudson will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
We are sure the Chicago native, who will be making her first public appearance since her brother and 7-year-old nephew were killed in Chicago last fall, will do an amazing job with the vocal range that she has.
But the Hudson announcement got us thinking what other great performances have their been in national anthem performance history.
We came up with a list from Marvin Gaye's epic performance, which may have opened the door to stylizing the national anthem, to Whitney Houston's epic performance and even our local greats, the Grateful Dead, make an appearance on our list of memorable performances.
Marvin Gaye Sings at an NBA Game
The Grateful Dead Sing at a San Francisco Giants Game
Whitney Houston Sings at the Super Bowl
Faith Hill Sings at the Super Bowl
Stevie Wonder Performs the Anthem with Two Blind Singers