*CBS has selected Jennifer Hudson to perform the dramatic number that concludes its annual broadcast of the NCAA men’s basketball championship game — “One Shining Moment.”
“The song inspires you,” the Grammy and Oscar winner said in a statement. “It moves you. It motivates you and helps you reach that goal and that dream.”
The track, written by folk singer David Barrett, was recorded by Hudson in Los Angeles on Feb. 13 with producer Harvey Mason Jr., who played for the Arizona team that reached the 1988 Final Four.
J-Hud will be the first woman to belt the tune, which has played over highlights of the tournament since 1987. Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross have performed previous renditions.