Super Bowl 2013: Alicia Keys Sings the National Anthem — What Did You Think?

Feb 3 2013, 5:28pm CST | by

Super Bowl 2013: Alicia Keys Sings the National Anthem — What Did You Think?
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Performing the National Anthem at a major outdoor event has never been a cushy job, but it’s possibly even less so in the wake of Beyoncé’s LipsyncGate at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Indeed, the scrutiny and criticism heaped on the Lady Knowles over the last week had to have put an added degree of pressure on Alicia Keys as she took the mic and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” just before Super Bowl XLVII.

Turns out the “Girl on Fire” singer had nothing to worry about. Keys proved a rock-solid choice to perform the National Anthem to kick off the San Francisco 49ers-Baltimore Ravens showdown.

Keys, decked out in a sleeveless burgundy gown, looked relaxed and confident as she as she began her performance seated at a white piano, and for the most point, her vocals did not fail her on this occasion. She delivered the song in subdued, slowed-down fashion — with an unexpected rawness.

What did you think of Keys’ “Star Spangled Banner”? Take our poll below, share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned to TVLine.com all night long for coverage of Super Bowl ads, halftime show, and more!


Source: TV Line

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