Jennifer Hudson to Deliver National Anthem at Convention
08/25/2008 AT 06:05 PM EDT
"His reps called and said we'd love for you to sing the anthem on Thursday," Hudson's rep tells PEOPLE. "She's thrilled and excited. It's a tremendous honor."
The DNC will not comment about Hudson's performance until the official schedule is announced.
The Dreamgirls Oscar winner and Sex and the City movie costar, whose self-titled album will be out Sept. 30, has previously expressed a desire to help the Obama campaign.
"I'm so proud and excited for him," Hudson, 26, told E! Online about Obama in June. "I haven't gotten a call from them yet, but he does have my support."
Hudson will not be the only vocalist Thursday. Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to close the convention that night.