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'We wanted to go back to Luther'


---A year after Jennifer Hudson's disasterous version of One Shining Moment, CBS is going back to using the Luther Vandross rendition of the song, which it used from 2003-09. Vandross' montage was the longest run of any singer since the tradition began following the 1987 NCAA tournament.

Hudson's version was universally panned by critics but in her defense, is nearly impossible to match the versions of Vandross, who died in 2005, and Teddy Pendergrass, who died last year.

"Both versions are great. She [Hudson] did a great job," said Harold Bryant, CBS Sports' vice president for production. "We just felt like we wanted to go back to Luther."



---Rodney McKissic



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