Jennifer Hudson with one of her three dogs
01/30/2009 at 02:25 PM EST
is in Florida to prepare for singing the National Anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl, her first performance since her family murder tragedy
The singer-actress, 27, who also is nominated
for four Grammys, was spotted at the airport in Tampa on Friday wearing sunglasses and carrying one of her Pomeranian puppies.
"She says she wants to get back into the flow of things," her Dreamgirls
costar Jamie Foxx, who spoke to her recently, tells Entertainment Tonight.
Hudson also is slated to sing at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on February 6 and the Grammy Awards on February 8, both in Los Angeles.
"I've asked her fans and anybody that appreciates her talent and her as a person to pray for her and give her some energy," Foxx tells ET
. "I know her first look will be the Super Bowl. I know she's going to do well and hopefully we will go out on tour together and heal the world with our music."
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