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Jennifer Hudson & Sandy Hook Elementary at the Super Bowl

February 4th, 2013 11:08am EST | SheKnows Entertainment By: SheKnows Entertainment favorite Add to My News

Once again, the Superdome stood in threat of being flooded... this time with tears. J-Hud and the Sandy Hook Elementary Choir start off the Super Bowl.

Sandy Hook kids at The Super Bowl

No one overcomes tragedy quite like America.

After a tragedy like the Connecticut school shooting, most countries would be happy to erect a memorial for people to sit near from time to time. In America, though, we go all out. Nothing says, "We're better than this incident" like parading a dozen tiny survivors on the field at New Orleans' Superdome to sing "America the Beautiful" with an American Idol.

Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook Elementary Choir

The Sandy Hook Elementary Choir sings America The Beautiful alongside Jennifer Hudson

There isn't another group of kids this country isn't more obsessed with than those who attend Sandy Hook Elementary. We love those babies! Everyone wants to know they're going to be OK. That they'll continue to flourish and not be held back or damaged because of the awful deeds of one mentally unstable mad man. The game was great. The commercials were excellent. Budweiser's "Brotherhood" commercial may have made us misty eyed, but Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook Choir's rendition of "America the Beautiful" had us bawlin' like babies.

The song was so moving, even the football players got into the swaying. Sure, in some cases you could blame their bouncing on pre-game jitters. But we saw some Niners and Ravens with some pretty good rhythm out there! Meanwhile, Ravens' coach John Harbaugh could be seen pulling his daughter a little closer during the performance.

After Hudson and Sandy Hook, Alicia Keys went on to sing the national anthem and Beyoncé gave one stellar performance for the halftime show. Both teams played a great game, too. But there's no doubt about it in anyone's mind: Sandy Hook stole the show.

Photo credit: WENN.com

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