Soul sister in classy gig for da prez

JENNIFER HUDSON has wowed US President Barack Obama - yet again!

JENNIFER HUDSON has wowed US President Barack Obama - yet again!

The singer-actress performed for the president, his wife Michelle and 320 VIP guests at a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday tonight.

It wasn't the first time that Jennifer performed for the Obamas.

In 2008 she sang the American national anthem at the Democratic National Convention where the then-senator Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president.

She is not the first soul act to play at the White House in Washington.

At the Governor's Dinner in February, funk band Earth, Wind and Fire - whose most famous hits include Boogie Wonderland and Let's Groove - performed for guests.

Jennifer suffered a personal tragedy last year when her mother, Darnell Donnerson, was murdered along with her brother and nephew.

The 28-year-old star recently claimed she believes that she is protected by her mother's spirit.

She said she also felt inspired by her mother in parenting her own three-month-old son David.

Asked if she feels her mom is with her all the time, Jennifer - who is in a long-term relationship with David Otunga - said: "Oh my God, yeah. Definitely.

"Every day I'm like, 'Wow! I didn't realise I was so like my mother until now, you know?

"My mother was the strongest person I've ever seen." - Bang