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SUPER BOWL FAB: Jennifer Hudson SINGS "America The Beautiful" + Alicia Keys PERFORMS "The Star-Spangled Banner"

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Tonight at the New Orleans Superdome, Jennifer Hudson performed "America The Beautiful" and Alicia Keys sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" to kick off Super Bowl XLVII.  Salute the nation inside.... 

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Earlier this evening, millions of viewers around the world watched as Jennifer Hudson sang "America The Beautiful" with a chorus of school children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  She rocked a military look with a black leather Monika Chiang turtleneck paired  with a white L’Wren Scott pencil skirt and Saint Laurent ‘Escarpin’ pumps with an ankle cuff.

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Watch Jennifer with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus here:

And following Jennifer's performance, Alicia Keys (wearing an Azzedine Alaïa gown and a Marina B Kar gold collar necklace) gave a very controlled performed of "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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And just to make it a little interesting, after she sang "...and the home of the brave" she threw in a jazz-tingled rift.  

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After the performance, she tweeted pics from her entrance and departure ....

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This was when I was about to go on stage! The crowd’s energy was CONTAGIOUS!

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And she exited the field with husband Swizz Beatz in tow. She said, "Tonight's @Superbowl experience was crazy! So much love to all of you!"

 

Watch Alicia sing our national anthem below:

 

Photos via Al Bello/Getty Images North America/Ezra Shaw/Alicia's Twitter

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J.Hud looked and sounded

J.Hud looked and sounded phenomenal , I was so happy for her. Alicia did sound and play beautifully but she almost put me to sleep with that slow lullaby rendition. I really wanted to see her shoes I only got a tiny peek as she was playing.
Peace Silas's picture

SCREECHY KEYS IS HER NEW

SCREECHY KEYS IS HER NEW NAME! The NATIONAL ANTHEM was not meant to be a LOUNGE SONG nor A FUNERAL SONG! Alicia was HORRIBLE took TOO LONG and OFF TUNE! J-Hud did better than SCREECHY KEYS but I don't like her voice either, STILL TOO LOUD and OUT SUNG the SWEET KIDDIES! J-Hud needs to watch Whitney tapes to have better controll and know how to bring it down and not to be so CHURCHY ALWAYS!
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Girl don't i know it! lol

Girl don't i know it! lol
Classic87's picture

Great job Alicia and

Great job Alicia and Jennifer!!!! Both stellar performances!
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Black Star Power Baby!! Black

Black Star Power Baby!! Black History Month is starting off great!!
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Her hair was beautiful, and

Her hair was beautiful, and so was she!!! Our national Anthem is a very difficult song to sing!! I challenge any one of you haters to attempt it in your own bathroom. The acoustics should make you sound a little better that a braying donkey!!! Stop Hating!

Alicia you were HORRIBLE,

Alicia you were HORRIBLE, FLAT, could barley understand what you were saying, and you need to have several seats!!!! If I had a twitter I'd damn sure tweet that! Love Jen and the babies..Tears :')
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If the 49ers win, all the

If the 49ers win, all the blame is gonna be on Bey, and her dumb ass is gonna go into hiding.
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

That'll be so cool if i can

That'll be so cool if i can blame her for that too:)
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

They keep bringing that 35

They keep bringing that 35 min delay up....LMAO
sexybrownpyt's picture

Yep and they're two points

Yep and they're two points apart. She better run. lol...
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

Sh*t this game is brutal.....

Sh*t this game is brutal.....
sexybrownpyt's picture

Bwahaaaaaa...she'll be more

Bwahaaaaaa...she'll be more invisible than Blu herself!
Like Really's picture

LOL......she's gonna have to

LOL......she's gonna have to change her name to BeyNoMore cause her ass will be finito. lollol.....
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

The reporter said "They went

The reporter said "They went from 6 to 23 in a 4:10 min stretch, after the 35 min power delay" LMAO ROTFL ...O.O
sexybrownpyt's picture

Alicia Keys chopped and

Alicia Keys chopped and screwed the National Anthem.
Username's picture

Remember early today i said

Remember early today i said that " I'm praying to God that Bey Blacks-Out on stage" .......prayer NEARLY answered................smh
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

You, Keri Hilson, Ciara, &

You, Keri Hilson, Ciara, & Ashanti were prayin to the SAME god!
tori's picture

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tom101's picture

Chilee BattieBey insisted

Chilee BattieBey insisted that her mic level be higher than the entire state's power surge! Umm *Can ya hear now?..Hahaha and My answer is still NO along with DAT fake HALO! ;)
Like Really's picture

LOLOLOLz!!!! Good one!☺

LOLOLOLz!!!! Good one!☺
Peace Silas's picture

Baddiebey's performance that

Baddiebey's performance that caused the 35 minute delay-----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Xvm4gRWNZx4
sexybrownpyt's picture

i thought beyonce's

i thought beyonce's performance was ok. not anything grand but ok.
gogreen's picture

Smh, all them damn THEATRICS

Smh, all them damn THEATRICS & HOLOGRAMS Beyoncé used at Half-Time SHUT THE SUPERBOWL LIGHTS DOWN, & lets not 4get about all the damn BLOW DRYERS, FLAT IRONS, CURLING IRONS & TANNING MACHINES Bey brought to get ready...The ILLUMINATI was in FULL EFFECT!!
tori's picture

LOL..@ the accessories

LOL..@ the accessories tho!...
Like Really's picture

Beyonce shut that power

Beyonce shut that power
Classic87's picture

Bey blew the

Bey blew the transformer......what a whore!!!!!!!!!!!
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

We said she was gonna shut it

We said she was gonna shut it down.
Classic87's picture

LOL at the reporter saying "I

LOL at the reporter saying "I don't know what knocked out the power" LMAO knowing damn well it was Beyonce...SF is losing by many points..
sexybrownpyt's picture

Dan Marino knew...he said "I

Dan Marino knew...he said "I think it was that Nutty DingBat.. Cray Bey Knowles". ...........
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

LMAO he said that sh*t under

LMAO he said that sh*t under his breath, Bal 26 and SF 6 God Damn they SF is losing.....
sexybrownpyt's picture

Yeah, i want the 49ers but at

Yeah, i want the 49ers but at least Randy Moss won't get a ring now. Me no likey him
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Bey stole all the City's

Bey stole all the City's Power....greedy bitch!!!!!!!!!!
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

LOL she killed the

LOL she killed the performance then killed the power...hahahaha these god damn reporters are killing me talking bout "don't know why there is a power outage"....
sexybrownpyt's picture

I broke the Levy and drowned

I broke the Levy and drowned Cray Bey
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Fuck Beyonce all those

Fuck Beyonce all those unnecessary theatrics to her grid blew the dam superdome power!
Like Really's picture

Wow she really did and she

Wow she really did and she posted this up on twitter ...lol https://twitter.com/ZACHARYDUPUIS/status/298247985752584192/photo/1
sexybrownpyt's picture

Awesome performance Bey, I

Awesome performance Bey, I want more! Now kids, that's how to give a show, watch and learn!
Empress's picture

BEYONCE SLAAAYYYYED!!!!that

BEYONCE SLAAAYYYYED!!!!that performance!!!! Kelly looked great!!!, Im surprised she's as thick as BEY. YES HUNTY, BaddieBey killed it bish!!!! She owned that stage and claimed it!!! GO IN AND LET HAVE!!! #does.the.dutty-wine
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YESSS! Keri Hilson, Ashanti &

YESSS! Keri Hilson, Ashanti & Ciara were in TEARS after Bey's performance! Michelle shouldn't have been there lookin all AWKWARD & LOST..I was ready for the WEEZY & the HOT BOYS to pop up from the stage lol..now that woulda been sum sh!t!!
tori's picture

Right, I wanted to throw a

Right, I wanted to throw a hefty hearty meal at Michelle's bony behind. I don't know why Michelle was there, I couldn't even hear her voice. Kelly looked great and gained that good weight. Kelly use to look bony next to Bey but she was damn near the same size as her.
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Alicia Jalapeno Throat Keys

Alicia Jalapeno Throat Keys delayed the hell out of that song.
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alicia slayed!!!! she didnt

alicia slayed!!!! she didnt over sing,it was really good...i cant believe that trey songz stripped though...i mean just google kelsnetwork
reane's picture

If this is what our country

If this is what our country has to offer..............................I'd rather hear WHITE PEOPLE sing this shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Keys was awful.

Keys was awful.

LOVE JENNIFER BUT I'M NOT

LOVE JENNIFER BUT I'M NOT FEELIN THE HAIR, ESPECIALLY THE BANGS! AND WHY THE FUCK IS ALICIA'S HANDS IN THE AIR LIKE SHE JUST DID SOMETHIN?????ALL OF THOSE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, AND THEN THE BITCH GOT THE NERVE TO BE SMILIN!!!! HONEY BOO BOO CHILD, THE ONLY THING YOU DID WAS UPSET OUR MUTHAFUCKIN EARS AND MAKE US SLEEPY AS FUCK!!!!!YOU DISRESPECTED THE BANNER IN A MAJOR WAY!!!! HAVE A FEELING, YOU WON'T BE GETTING ANY MORE CALLS TO DO ANYBODY'S BANNER!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOIN ON TONIGHT???????????????
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Enjoyed JHud, she did her

Enjoyed JHud, she did her thang. She definitely didn't too much!
Abri's picture

Jennifer slayed that song!!!!

Jennifer slayed that song!!!! yes hunty she did that!!!!! #Jennifer.voice.is.amazing
sexybrownpyt's picture

Alicia Keys Played it safe

Alicia Keys Played it safe "GOOD" lol because high notes are not her friends
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