Alicia Keys belts National Anthem at Super Bowl 2013, video below. Alicia Keys sang the national anthem before Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. The Grammy winner’s rendition featured not just her voice, but also a piano performance. Seated at the piano in a sleeveless maroon gown, she delivered an excellent performance.
Keys sounded at times a bit raspy possibly due to being emotional, but it was a strong, confident and beautiful rendition. With the controversy, it was a rendition that had just enough subtle shakiness and imperfection to confirm that she was in fact singing it live and not to tape.
Many accomplished musicians have sung the national anthem before the Super Bowl. For the past five Super Bowls, female artists have been the norm with Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson signing the song.