Monday, December 12, 2011

Victoria Justice, Justin Bieber And Jennifer Hudson Carolling With The Obamas

From SugarScape:
Justin Bieber, Victoria Justice & Jennifer Hudson carolling with the Obamas

We expected some more Rudolph jumpers if we're honest

Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson and Victoria Justice were just some of the stars invited to The White House so sing with the Obamas for the annual Christmas In Washington event.

They all glammed up for the festive fun, with Biebs in a JLS-X Factor-esque white suit, Victoria in s sleek red gown and Jennifer in a classy cappuccino coloured frock.

"Nothing is as nerve-wracking as performing for the President," Bieber told The Washington Post at the event.

The show will air on American television [US TV] this Friday. Click [here to view exclusive photographs featuring Nickelodeon and "Victorious" star Victoria Justice at the annual Christmas In Washington event on the official SugarScape website].
Also, from Music News:
Justin Bieber sings for Obama

Justin Bieber says US President Barack Obama is 'one cool Prez'.

The singer performed his festive hit Mistletoe at the 30th annual Christmas in Washington concert on Sunday.

This was the second time Justin has appeared at the event, which is held in front of the entire presidential family including President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

The first time was in 2009, when President Obama famously mispronounced the star's name.

However, the 17-year-old had a wonderful time this year and took to his Twitter account to share his excitement.

'Great night!' he wrote. 'President Obama is one cool Prez. He told me he was 'chillin,' (sic).'

Conan O'Brien was on hand to host the event at the National Building Museum.

Justin was joined by acts including Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, The Band Perry and Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice who took turns singing holiday classics and some new hits.

Cee Lo opened the show with his own renditions of This Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

But Jennifer stole the evening with her performance of Do You Hear What I Hear with the help of the American Family Choir. She was thrilled to be singing for the president once again.

"I don't know how many times I've sung for the president, but every time feels like the first time," she told USA Today.

To end the evening, Obama and his family gathered on stage with the artists to sing the carol Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.

The holiday concert special which supports the Children's National Medical Center will air on Friday on TNT.
Also, a bit more from Music News:
Jennifer Hudson 'pumped' over performance

Jennifer Hudson has been spotted 'pumping her fist' in approval while watching one of her own performances.

The American singer took to the stage at the Christmas in Washington show on Sunday. The event is staged annually to celebrate the festive season, with US President Barack Obama and his family in attendance this year.

It was taped to be aired on television later this week and Jennifer got into the spirit of things while watching it back on a recent flight.

'She was sitting with her assistant and watching her own performance [on a laptop],' a source told New York Post. 'They both kept clapping, and Jennifer pumped her fist.'

Jennifer headlined the show, with Justin Bieber also performing.

At the event she admitted she was nervous about singing in front of the president but felt honoured to be asked to take part in Christmas in Washington.

She explained she's 'lost count' of the number of times she's taken to the stage in front of the Obama family. 'But every time feels like the first time, and I get anxious,' she added. 'I always watch this at home on the TV and [I'm] like, 'Why aren't I there?''

This year's show was the 30th anniversary of the event, which sees stars sing for the presidential family. Acts including Cee Lo Green, The Band Perry and Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice also took part, with 17-year-old Justin thrilled to be involved.

'Great night!' he wrote on Twitter afterwards. 'President Obama is one cool Prez. He told me he was 'chillin,' (sic).'

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