The Super Bowl took an emotional turn when the brave students from Sandy Hook Elementary School sang an emotional rendition of ‘America the Beautiful’ at the 2013 Super Bowl pregame show, less than two months after the tragic shooting massacre at their school that took the lives of 20 students. Check out this amazing performance.
Super Bowl XLVII kicked off with a touching tribute by the Sandy Hook Elementary School choir and Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson during the pregame show, in which they sang a heart-warming version of America the Beautiful.
Just seven weeks after crazed gunman Adam Lanza charged into their Newtown, Conn. school and gunned down 26 people (20 of which were students), some courageous survivors took the field to deliver a flawless performance of the patriotic song.
Emotions were running high as the students stood together in white collared shirts and khaki pants, complete with green ribbons to commemorate the lives that were lost during that tragic day.
Green is the Sandy Hook school color, and the ribbons were even for sale as car decals for purchase, with proceeds going to the Sandy Hook community.
Sandy Hook Choir’s Superbowl Pregame Performance
After the choir started the song by themselves, they were later joined by Academy Award-winner Jennifer Husdon, and together they all gave a stunning performance. She completed her outfit with a green ribbon pinned to her top to in honor of the school tragedy.
Jennifer also suffered a horrific family tragedy herself in 2009 when her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were all gunned down by her estranged brother-in-law William Balfour.
Such an emotional and beautiful performance, and a great way to start off Super Bowl XLVII.
What did YOU think of the Sandy Hook choir and Jennifer Hudson singing together HollywoodLifers? Did you find it moving?
— Christina Stiehl
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