SUPER BOWL FAB: Jennifer Hudson SINGS "America The Beautiful" + Alicia Keys PERFORMS "The Star-Spangled Banner"
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....
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.
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.
And just to make it a little interesting, after she sang "...and the home of the brave" she threw in a jazz-tingled rift.
After the performance, she tweeted pics from her entrance and departure ....
This was when I was about to go on stage! The crowd’s energy was CONTAGIOUS!
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