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Wagers on Jennifer Hudson

1/30/2009 10:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

As Jennifer Hudson landed in Tampa for the Super Bowl, there's a boatload of money on the line over her rendition of the National Anthem at Sunday's game.

Jennifer Hudson: Click to watch
Jennifer has sung that song before and always goes 2 minutes and 3 seconds -- from sea to shining sea. The bet: How long will she go this time?

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Bex    

She never would have been picked to sing at the Superbowl had it not been for the murders. She is not that famous. It's a pity party.

1906 days ago
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wtf    

More importantly, why did Rihanna perform in her undies last night at the NFL Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Concert?

1906 days ago
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Who Caresss!!!    

Re: #1 AGREE!

No one will beat Whitney Houston's rendition anyway.. I heard Jennifer's rehearsal run and it's not even close. AND who caresss!!

1906 days ago
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AllAmericanGirl    

she is a very talented singer...more so then YOU, I dare say. Have you ever experienced the murder of a loved one?? I have, and you should be ashamed of yourself for your heartless comments.

1906 days ago
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dafeedil    

Who cares. GO STEELERS!!!! Whooohooo

1906 days ago
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Nikki    

Ummm...since when does the national anthem say "from sea to shining sea"?

1906 days ago
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Robin    

Great, just what we need. Some singer dragging the National Anthem out to around 5 minutes. All of the whoa-whoa-whoa's, all the screeching......Hopefully, she just sing the song and be done with it.

1906 days ago
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Bex    

Yes, it's definitely a charity case!

1906 days ago
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Bex    

DavzMrs--nobody said anything heartless, you brain dead bimbo.

1906 days ago
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markmmarkn    

Okay peeps, she sang and tore up the roof at the Patti Labelle tribute. She's showing this amazing talent to remind us how uplifting we as people and civilization NEED to be. Not bring us down, but UPLIFT us. Don't need any negativity today, peeps!

1906 days ago
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wtf    

7. Ummm...since when does the national anthem say "from sea to shining sea"?

Posted at 9:42AM on Jan 30th 2009 by Nikki

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It doesn't?

1906 days ago
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wtf    

Made me go look. I thought I was losing my mind and singing wrong for the past 30 years.

TMZ is right, sooooooo how exactly have YOU been singing it Nikki?

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


1906 days ago
13.

ej    

huh? That's not the national anthem, that's America the Beautiful. The national anthem starts with Oh, say can you see

1906 days ago
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Mufkin    

*Canuck steps in*

That's America the Beautiful.

The Star Spangled Banner is the U.S.A.'s National Anthem and does not say "From sea to shining sea"

Silly Americans. ;P

1906 days ago
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PerrierEveryday    

I agree with Robin (#8), some of these (usually black) singers screech and moan and put their spin on the song and it makes me want to cringe. Just sing it the way it was written and stop trying to inject soul music into it.

1906 days ago
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