Word that Hudson would be performing at the event had previously been reported by E! News on Tuesday.
Performing the national anthem at a nationally televised event won't be anything new to Hudson. She was selected by President-elect Barack Obama to sing the national anthem on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO prior to his acceptance of the party's presidential nomination.
More than 148 million viewers in the U.S. watched Super Bowl XLII in 2008, making it the most-watched television program in history. Super Bowl XLIII will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.
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