Jennifer Hudson to Perform ‘Will You Be There’

Jennifer Hudson to Perform ‘Will You Be There’
Kevin Mazur/MJ Memorial/WireImage

07/07/2009 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Jennifer Hudson was spotted backstage at the Staples Center with Usher.

Hudson will perform the song, "Will You Be There," with a choir and the Michael Jackson tour dancers at the memorial in Los Angeles. The song, released in 1993, is off Michael Jackson's Dangerous album, but was also featured on the Free Willy soundtrack. It has a big gospel, cathedral-like feel and is the perfect kind of song for Hudson to lead with her powerhouse pipes. Kevin Mazur/MJ Memorial/WireImage

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