Alicia Keys Sings National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII [Video]

Alicia Keys

Whitney. Mariah. Beyoncé. And now Alicia Keys joined an illustrious list of divas to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Looking radiant in a red gown, the 14-time Grammy winner took a seat at a silver piano and delivered the “The Star-Spangled Banner” as only she can.

Players from the Ravens and 49ers had tears in their ears as they watched the moving performance from the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

See Alicia set the stadium on fire with her beautiful rendition.

What do you think of Alicia’s performance? Sound off below.

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38 Comments

  1. I Love Bey

    Who?

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  2. Mister_Banks

    Alicia’s performance was on fire! It was burning all the way OFFFFF! This was terrible and she was flat on three notes. She lookin like a man with the slick and now another ham in the pig shack!

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    Mr. Carter Reply:

    @Mister_Banks, wow, you’re disgusting. who talks like that about a woman?

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    Mister_Banks Reply:

    @Mr. Carter,
    She sexy as shit don’t get me wrong. But vocally-what the fuck was that???

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    BOO Reply:

    @Mister_Banks, Here and in another picture she did, with the hair slick back and the dresses it just looked very TOni BRaxton to me..

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    BOO Reply:

    @BOO, well early TOni Braxton in the 90s

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    Sonya Reply:

    @Mister_Banks,
    Hater for sure. You made it a point to be the first to slam Ms Keys. I’ll never understand what fun people get from that. Anyway Alicia’s performance was absolutely “on fire” in a very good way. She sang beautifully and I loved her rendition. It was even touching to the players. Alicia is a one of a kind performer, no matter what you or anyone else thinks. I’d just like to suggest you enjoy whoever it is you enjoy, if that is possible that you enjoy anyone, and keep your hateful comments of others to yourself. That was one of the best and most touching performances of the National Anthem I’ve ever seen performed. Very beautiful and much appreciated.

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    Mister_Banks Reply:

    @Sonya, I was not hating on that prune. I think she is one of the most beautiful women in the industry. However lets refocus our attention to your comment “one of the best and most touching performances of the National Anthem I’ve ever seen performed,” were we all watching the same thing? First she is a terrorist- she was sitting down during the national anthem and it did not sound good. If that was the case where was Rihanna for that matter? She could of sung “Hero!”

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    Sonya Reply:

    @Mister_Banks, Why don’t you try standing and playing the piano, in a gown, in heels, in front of millions of people, while singing? Btw, it did sound great and she is not a terrorist. Some things are a given, like sitting and playing the piano. Ms Keys was very respectful and sang her heart out. I for one appreciated it.

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  3. AJ

    Lol to the B-stan who commented first. Alicia snatched and ripped apart Bey’s lip-synched performance to shreds. Not only was it live but it was hella cool.

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    susan Reply:

    @AJ, I agree with its the negative Beyonce stans, Alicia did an excellent job, did you see twitter light up with nothing but positive tweets. Did you hear the crowd cheer Alicia on through her whole performance. Alicia and Jennifer Hudson did great.

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    Sonya Reply:

    @susan, Definitely no booing. I can’t believe there were suggestions that there may even be booing. ????? I loved the crowd cheering her on.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @susan, hold up, i’m a beyonce stan & i thought alicia did good. so you can keep the “beyonce stans” out of this. now if someone did not like her rendition, then they have that right. weren’t you on the blog last week slamming beyonce? one negative asshole recognizes another negative asshole!

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    Morgan Reply:

    @AJ, You tried that, honey. I’m a huge AK fan but that is not effective shade on Queen Bey. Nice try, though.

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  4. Hollup

    On my life I haven’t been liking the new Alicia as for a minute now, but only a hater could deny that being the most beautiful original rendition heard of the National Anthem in a long time, even considering the few vocal mishaps

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  5. Ursula

    …and she screamed. What a surprise.

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  6. WonderLand19

    Aww beautiful. I dont care that there were some bum notes, on the whole that was moving and banging. LOVE IT!!!!!! Let me listen to it again :)

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  7. BOO

    That footbal player looks soo much like Kirko Bangz..

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  8. Evol

    Alicia just nailed the anthem and made it hers! YOU GO AK

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  9. lily

    perfect

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  10. The BAWSE

    She sounded like a cat dying of throat cancer. Ch……

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    Hov Reply:

    @The BAWSE, prove it

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  11. ree

    best national anthem i have ever heard. and i respect that it was live even more

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    Grant Reply:

    @ree, You are an idiot. Give Alicia props without disrespecting Beyonce, please. You make us Alicia fans look like haters simply because you are one.

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    ree Reply:

    @Grant, nothing disrespectful about what i said. its not uncommon for people to lip sync, so those who choose not too deserve some credit for doing it live. you are being unreasonably touchy

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  12. Jeremihjohnvann

    This was not good… They should have let beyonce do both she’s amazing king bey for life !!!

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    Hov Reply:

    @Jeremihjohnvann, king bey? you dumb as shit

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Hov, No, asshole. YOU are dumb for not understanding this comment.

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    Hov Reply:

    @Nathan, your the asshole you gay ass faggot hop off beyonces vagina

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    Prouy of Uk 2013 Reply:

    @Jeremihjohnvann, your Brain might not be good take your Ass somewhere else & u are not good performance

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    BB Reply:

    @Jeremihjohnvann, I Agree with you Jeremih! Beyonce would’ve done a much better job with the National Anthem…. She has done a much better job quite a few times :D

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  13. tell'em

    Yes, Alicia! Sing live!

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  14. Prouy of Uk 2013

    when will she ever performance without the piano? just saying Nice performance

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  15. BB

    I’ve listened to quite a few renditions, but I have to say, Alicia’s rendition is something I’ve never heard before. What I mean by that is, I’ve never heard a rendition sound so bad by a Grammy award winning artist. Whitney was amazing, Beyonce (Super Bowl 2004) was awesome, even R. Kelly did a great job with his rendition of an up-beat step Nation Anthem. I do not want to bash Alicia Keys, but I’m just stating my opinion. When she first came out, I really enjoyed Fallin. It seems like she’s getting worse each year. I don’t know who told her screaming sounds good, but it makes her go horse and sound like nails on a chalkboard. Her Super Bowl performance was utterly terrible. There’s no range in her voice whatsoever and she obviously can’t hit high notes; hence, the screaming. She’s a great writer, but a terrible singer. As a person who has listened to Whitney, Beyonce, and Mariah for a good portion of my life, I feel that it is an insult to put Alicia Keys in the list of Divas who have sung the National Anthem. She needs a new vocal coach. Someone who will be honest and tell her “No, don’t do that. Try this instead…” and I’m sure she’ll improve. She’s beautiful and can write great songs, it’s just her vocals are not strong. That is all. Oh, and if anyone is going to try and say “have you seen her live?” The answer is yes. I have seen her live and had my ears covered after the first “this girl is on fire”…Okay. I’m finished.

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  16. Bob

    That was the worst national anthem I’ve ever heard, Jesus just sing it, you don’t have to change it to some drawn out pop bullshit.

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  17. Kanye West

    This was a good performance

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  18. JohnnyO

    Alicia Keys Sucked. What’s with the Butch look?
    She’s a Ghetto Bitch in disguise. Now Beyonce.
    Wow! Was that a crotch show or what?

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  19. JohnnyO

    x

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