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.
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Okay, it’s been all over the internet for two days – Christina royally messed up the “o’er the ramparts we watched” line from the national anthem when she performed the song at the Super Bowl on Sunday, declaring, “what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last”â€¦ something.
At that point she realized what she’d done, and I think the last part came out as a combination of “twilight’s last weaning” and “twilight’s last reaming.” Â Either way, interesting interpretation. Â A lot of people have said that there’s no excuse, given that (A) it’s the frickin Super Bowl and (B) Christina’s been performing this song publicly since she was seven and should know the words by now. Â But really, if you’re going to sing it as often as she does, you’re bound to mess it up at some point. Â She just picked a really, really bad day to do it.