Jennifer Hudson’s Manhattan Media Duties

Posted Monday February 4, 2013 2:30 PM GMT

She’s been all over the country in the past few days, and Jennifer Hudson showed up in New York City for a television appearance this morning (February 4).

Having flown in from New Orleans on a red-eye flight, the “Dreamgirls” star looked impressively awake as she arrived at the “Live with Kelly and Michael” studios for her interview.

Last night, Jennifer sang “America the Beautiful” with a group of kids from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut during the pregame show for the SuperBowl.

Of the gig, Hudson gushed, "It was emotional. I got to meet them (at rehearsal) and we went over the song, and ... I couldn't get through the song because it was so overwhelming. Before we went out I hugged each and every one of them, and then we prayed a little bit, and then we got out there."

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