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alicia keys super bowl 2013 e1359933261800 Watch: Alicia Keys Performs US National Anthem At Super Bowl 2013

Alicia Keys joined Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce on the elite list of divas to perform the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

How did the 14-time Grammy winner fare? The answer awaits below…

 

While not resting in the upper echelon of “epic” National Anthem renditions, it was a pleasant take on the iconic song. We certainly appreciated Ms. Keys’ restraint on this one.

Your thoughts?

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105 Comments

  1. February 3, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    BITCHPLEASE says:
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    BITCHPLEASE THERE WAS NO NEED FOR THE PIANO THOUGH. SMH :(

    • February 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm
      glum says:
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      It’s her thing. Leave her alone.

  2. February 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    King_N says:
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    ALICIA MADE IT. LEGENDARY!!!!

  3. February 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    LIKEDBYMANY says:
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    OMG….

    Jennifer Hudson should have kicked off the piano and just stop on top of it and sang the anthem instead.

    But on a scale of 1-5

    I rate this a 2.5

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm
      LIKEDBYMANY says:
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      *Jennifer Hudson should have kicked HER off the piano and just STOOD on top of it and sang the anthem instead.

      Pardon my typo’s.

      • February 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm
        yeah i said it says:
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        lol i agree
        im not a big alicia keys fan like that she’s a hit or miss artist for me. but that performance was 2 out of 5

  4. February 3, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    Even though I needed ear plugs for Alicia Off-Keys off pitch vocals, she sounded 10x better than FRAUDULENTyonce’s vocals (live and Lip synching). The best part about it is she (Alicia) is genuine when she sings it.

    That is how you do it Alicia Keys, now I might purchase my copy of Girl on Fire.

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm
      Anne says:
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      Was that supposed to be a compliment to Alicia?

      • February 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm
        mob: Nat Turner dreamin' says:
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        LOL :-)

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm
      Yeezy says:
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      get a life b****

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:05 pm
      ADC143 says:
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      I feel so sorry for your mother. Having a worthless sack of nothing like you as a child can’t be easy on the ol’ girls soul.

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm
      mr.m says:
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      #DEAD
      I LOVE YOU

  5. February 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    DestinyBoston says:
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    :/

  6. February 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    Peter G says:
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    Christina did a way better job last year. All I heard was someone shreaking whilst bang on a piano. She should’ve just sang it normal instead of trying to Aliciafy it!

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm
      Yeezy says:
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      christina would’ve done better if she knew the words… although i agree that Alicia sucks

      • February 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm
        Peter G says:
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        That’s the thing but Alicia done her best and…

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm
      mob: Nat Turner dreamin' says:
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      Tho I do agree with your assessment of Mrs. Beatz, Xtina FORGOT THE DAMN LYRICS remember? 0_o

      • February 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm
        Peter G says:
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        Even with that in mind, I preferred Christina’s version. at least it was listenable and you weren’t worried throughout that she would hit a bum note. Anyways I ain’t America, I can’t really judge!

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm
      mr.m says:
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      YAAAAAAAAAS!!
      Xtina >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  7. February 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    lola says:
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    Alicia yelled the whole damn song! Her voice was so screechy and she purposely sung it slow so she wouldn’t mess up on the words.

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm
      Fatriah Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin' hoes) says:
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      Yeah, her voice sounded like it was going to crack in the very beginning.

      • February 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm
        zania says:
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        IGNORE THIS HATING ASS BEYONCE SITE, ACCORDING TO THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD THEY LOVED ALICIA KEYS, DID YOU HEAR THE AUDIENCE APPLAUSING HER THROUGH HER PERFORMANCE.SHE DID EXCELLENTT AND SO DID J HUDSON. BEYONCE ISNT THE ONLY GREAT STAR.

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm
      Peter G says:
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      Exactly, I was like why is she just screaming!

  8. February 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    She did better than I expected… Good for you Alicia but I could do without the piano but I guess you made it your own xoxo

  9. February 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    Fatriah Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin' hoes) says:
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    Thank goodness she didn’t damage my eardrums.
    Thank you Miss Alicia.

  10. February 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    Roberto says:
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    Well done, well done ALicia…loved it!!

  11. February 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    BEYSUS b**** says:
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    A f****** MESS SHE YELLED THRU THE WHOLE THING…..IM READY FOR BEYONCE ALREADY s*** I DONT WANNA WAIT ANOTHER SECOND…

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm
      zania says:
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      The crowd cheered her on through her whole performance, she did great. You better hope they don’t Boo Beyonce

      • February 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm
        BEYSUS b**** says:
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        b**** PLEASE BEYONCE WOULD NEVER GET BOOD SHES BOUT TO SHUT THAT s*** DOWN SOMETHING ALICIA BORING WACK ASS COULD NEVER DO…..

  12. February 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    arjun says:
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    this version very adorable, soft, calm it changes of the other bee who like to scream, have the voice does not mean sing loud, scream and break people’s ears, and the fact that she played the piano adds originality

  13. February 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    what a taste says:
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    alicia did great

    Piano is Alicia Keys
    Alicia Keys is Piano

    DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    beyonce gurllll: BRING THE ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. February 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    She did her thing, it was scratchy and flat but she did her best. I don’t know what more to say about Alicia and her singing that I haven’t already said in her other live performances.

    She gets A for effort and A for singing it live.

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm
      BeyNick says:
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      I used to respect your comments but now you’re starting to come off as a little bitter. Your little shade on Bey was an uber fail!! Dawling

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm
      mr.m says:
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      I agree with you :)
      At least she’s better than Man-iah

      • February 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm
        ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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        Stop looking for attention so much. You stan for Xtina, I have nothing more or less to say to you.

  15. February 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm
    mob: Nat Turner dreamin' says:
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    I think Egypt robbed her of her voice! This was not a stellar performance. And what the heck was she wearing? It might have been cute standing but once she sat down and that damn camera man keep focusing on her backside and gut, it simply lost it appeal! IMO

  16. February 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm
    dermot says:
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    b**** next where is queenonce

  17. February 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    She did very good to me. She kept it lite and didn’t try the Whitney Power Vocals. And lmao @ Monsterebel. A Rihoeanna stan up n here judging vocals, when Hoeianna sounds like a hyenna live. #EPIC FAIL

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm
      Monstarebel says:
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      I didn’t even say anything negative yet I still get called out you b****** stay bringing up my name…yall give me to much attention on this site

  18. February 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    Jer says:
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    Alicia Offkeys served legendary nails on a chalkboard REALNESS. Her voice was so hoarse I didnt know whether to give her a ricola or a Newport light grrrrrrrlllllll. Jhud shoulda coulda just grabbed the mic and did her thang.

  19. February 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    My Forehead Tho says:
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    Way better then what I expected. I was really prepared to see a flash back of Christina’s performance.

    She did good

  20. February 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    wrinkle flop ora, says:
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    she has lost her voice. Quite sad when artist or athlete declines with age.

  21. February 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    jason says:
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    it was epically boring! I was dying for her to finish!

    Definitely ranks just a lil better than Christina’s as worse ever!

  22. February 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    CHRISBROWN says:
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    yankee national anthem has never sound boring like this..

  23. February 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    HoneychildPlease says:
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    b**** don’t kill my ears…she tried it, she really did….

  24. February 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    musicgossipmore says:
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    Alicia’s performance was ok; it was nothing to write home about. I just don’t believe that she has that type of voice to carry that type of song. She is no Whitney or Mariah! I think Jennifer Hudson would have done a better job because her vocal range is better!

  25. February 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    I.D. says:
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    Alicia Keys has won FIVE Grammy Awards, and been nominated 14 times. PLEASE do your research, and be correct with the info you put out.

    Just sayin’, no t no shade.

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm
      My Forehead Tho says:
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      No, she won 14 -_-

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm
      14 Grammys says:
    • February 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm
      LOL says:
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      you sound foolish! Alicia Keys has14 Grammys.

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm
      14 Grammys says:
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      She was nominated for 27 so fail again

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm
      Nikk says:
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      ARE YOU AN IDIOT? ALICIA KEYS HAS WON 14 GRAMMYS AND NOMINATED 20 TIMES. HAVE A SEAT YOU FOOL. YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH. WHAT AN A**

  26. February 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm
    Cream says:
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    She look good ):

  27. February 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    Lmao I see the Hoeianna stans stay pressed lmao.

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm
      Monstarebel says:
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      I see the same amount of beyonce fans talking s*** aswell so b**** that was a fail

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm
      BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce's Weave) says:
    • February 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm
      14 Grammys says:
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      And she was nominated for 27 so fail again

      • February 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm
        14 Grammys says:
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        oops wrong comment

  28. February 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    King B>Rihanna says:
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    This performance was a mess and really showed the break-down of her vocals.

  29. February 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    If Alicia lost her voice, at least she had one. Rihoe never had one lmao #STAY PRESSED HOEIANNA STANS

  30. February 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    Kate Middleton says:
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    if beyawnce sang live i’ it would have been worse since she screeches alot. no wonder she fell back on the pre-recorded polished track. they made her sound feminine on the pre-recorded track when she actually sounds like a man.

    why did beyawnce bring her own microphone to that Superbowl conference? fishy…anyways she sucked live, with the heavy breathing, being off key etc

  31. February 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    HoneychildPlease says:
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    Her vocals were never really great to begin with, but whatever she had is long gone…Who thought it would be a great idea to allow her to sing this song out in public like this?? they deserve to get their ass stomped out like a roach…damn shame

  32. February 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm
    CBE says:
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    It was a good effort from her, Im puzzled to why singers have to be over dramatic when it comes to singing a national anthem…I have seen plenty of singers around the world singing their country’s anthem and they dont feel the need to change vocal ranges every second, I mean just SING THE DAMN anthem normal its not American Idol…i guess millions watching makes it an opportunity to be selfish.

  33. February 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens... says:
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    she did really well…i mean just google kelsnetwork

  34. February 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    BEYSUS b**** says:
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    ANYONE THAT SAYS THIS b**** SOUNDED GOOD IS A STRAIGHT LIAR THAT s*** WAS A MESS FROM START TO FINISH IM NOT HATING EITHER ITS JUST THE TRUTH

    • February 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm
      BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce's Weave) says:
    • February 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm
      Nikki says:
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      And anyone who said she DID NOT is a straiight hater, with a lack of hearing. NOW WHAT?

    • February 4, 2013 at 1:16 am
      Karen says:
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      Well, I say this amazing woman sang this song beautifully. If anyone disagrees, that’s their business but there is no need to be so demeaning towards her and no need to think anyone would be a liar for loving her performance. The truth. It’s not true just because it’s your OPINION. Alicia did an excellent job, in my opinion, and that is no lie.

  35. February 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    Funny seeing the illiterate Hood-hive coming for Alicia Off-Keys when Alicia Off-Keys sang live

    http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/8/87/Justsaying%27.gif

  36. February 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    BEYSUS b**** says:
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    THE QUEEN WILL BE HITTING THE f****** STAGE SHORTLY

  37. February 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    Alicia Off-Keys is 10x more talented that BLEACHYonce, she can write her own music and play an instrument.

  38. February 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    Why are the Hoeianna stans bringing up KING B name n an Alicia post? This is about Mrs. Keys and nobody else. That just goes to show the Hoieanna stans are pressed 24/7 lmao. Hoeianna is proobably somewhere sucking on a c***, thinking it will enhance those vocals lmao. What a dumb b****. # pressed = Rihoeanna and her c*** stans

  39. February 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    b**** bye says:
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    Alicia did alright to the best to her ability it was just ok for what it was. Damn yall are so damn childish and lame on here you hoes need to get it together

  40. February 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    SLAYRIAH CAREY says:
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    Alicia I love you but this wasn’t that great. You should have lipped it like everyone else has. Jennifer Hudson was good tho…

  41. February 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Kandikuntz says:
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    When you don’t have that strong of a singing voice this is how it’s done. Beyonce, take notes.

  42. February 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Nikki says:
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    Wonderful arrangement and delivery, this was a good break from all of the yellers that perform this song, and ohh!!!!! it was performed LIVE how wonderful, the haters will hate, but that is their job, funny thing is when you look at the twitter comments, she is being complimented to the hilt by whites and many blacks, but the majorityy of the hate is coming negros as usual. So sad. I keep telling these haters you CANNOT stop Alicia Keys, she is a beast and she continues to win, win win in all that she does. I love how 14 grammy trended on twitter after her performance. 14 Grammys, not with a group but on her very own with the exception of the one with Jay for ESOM, that you young fools is a legand inthe making.

  43. February 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    BEYSUS OVER JESUS says:
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  44. February 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    BEYSUS OVER JESUS says:
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  45. February 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    mr.m says:
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    LMAOOO!!
    FLOPlicia OFFKeys

  46. February 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    mr.m says:
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    Even tho Xtina messed a bit in her 2011 performance
    BUT it shits all over this TRAIN-WRECK!!!

    XTINA = THE VOICE ..
    Oh well, after Crackney Deadston

    • February 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm
      MRDIVABITCH says:
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      First and only time I agree with you

  47. February 3, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    Let's Be Real says:
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    I put that rendition right above Roseanne Barr…it was awful.no fire..then at the end she really tried to be different but it was terrible and forgettable. BEYONCÉ hurry up.and show us why you’re this generations best! So best Superbowl anthems go as so
    Whitney
    Beyoncé
    Mariah

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:02 pm
      zania says:
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      Well according the most of the main stream blogs they are putting her performance up their with all the greats. So your opinion means nothing. Actually most of the guys were tweeting that they prefer Alicia over Beyonce.

      • February 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm
        James227 says:
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        Alicia over Beyonce? That was just horrible singing from Alicia. You people hate Beyonce so much you will say anything to down her performance. Beyonce was amazing. Yes Alicia can sing, but not this song it was awful

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm
      mr.m says:
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      Beyonce is a fake ass negro

      #TRUTH #FACT #DEAL

  48. February 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    Lmao @ the Nicki stan. h** sit. U stan for a Wannabe. KING B s*** >>>>>>>>>Nicki. #Don’t Even

  49. February 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm
    zania says:
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    Everyone else thinks she did an excellent Job, check out what Perez Hilton said

    Alicia Keys kicked off Super Bowl XLVII with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem!

    Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the Girl On Fire light some 4th of July fireworks with nothing but her voice!

    We wonder if she’s related to Francis Scott Key! She must be the way she sang this one!

  50. February 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    House Mother Kanye says:
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    I didn’t like it…

  51. February 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    LMAO was that it??? Was that what the Hood-hive were hyping since last year??? OMG that was it??? Really????

    And having a lack of hits didn’t save her too, she gave the most boring SB performance in SB history. Justin Timberlake was really needed, he would have made what was a sloppy, ghetto mess interesting.

    http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/107723_o.gif

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm
      wrinkle flop ora, says:
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      There is even a trend to get Rihanna to come save them. They need to call Britney, Gaga or Rih next year cos that was wack. Maybe even Emimen or a legend like Babs or U2 or something THAT WAS WACCK.

  52. February 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    NaQu says:
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    Beyonce just won the Superbowl.

  53. February 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    wrinkle flop ora, says:
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    BEYONCE IS OVER, all this talk of wig snatching and carrer ending only applies to Beyonce herself. That was wack. Her worst ever perfromane and the WORST PERFORMANCE I HAVE SEEN AT A BIG EVENT.

    Madonna is 53 but she killes these young b******, she must be sitting laughing. What was that? She was not even singing , just chanting and speaking in Jamaican accent. All I saw was an old fat botoxed NFL player, with blonde wig dressed like slutty drag queen booty poopin. Where was the creative jaw dropping stage set? Where was the amazing dancing? All I saw was bunch girls and fat man in blonde wig poppin there ass. What were the songs? None of these are even iconic. From Madonna to that?

    All that hype for what?

    Rih is so ready for the superbowl. Her body of music is more commercial. Some of the songs she sang, I have never even heard. White America did not like, you could sense in the crowd, and the commercials were wack this year, cos advertisers know it only beyonce perfoming.

    I called it. Just like i said rita whora will flop. Beyonce DID NOT DO HER NEW SONGS. SHE IS OVER. Where was the pepsi commercial with the new song? I see more CBS tv shows commercials, than actual products.

    Very hyped up, very poor. She is done!

    • February 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm
      James227 says:
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      Hay hater Madonna lip sync some parts of her performance. Also Madonna was not giving the world fever like Beyonce did. Madonna dance moves were off because she was trying to sing while dancing. Stop trying to hate Beyonce was amazing the best next ot MJ.

  54. February 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    wrinkle flop ora, says:
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    Madonna is now trending. Her one was better and she was needed. They need to call her next year,

  55. February 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    wrinkle flop ora, says:
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    WHERE IS THE NEW f****** SINGLE? SHE IS SCARED TO COMPETE WITH RIHANNA.

  56. February 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    Touché says:
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    It was just ok, not her best but still alright.

  57. February 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    Aishaaguilerakeystesfaye says:
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    Man, she did that! It’s crazy how people were cheering her, they love her, and so do I !

  58. February 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    James227 says:
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    To be honest I did not like the way Alicia sang this. Something was wrong with her voice. And then what was up with the piano? LMAO

  59. February 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    cocobutta says:
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    Next year get Brian McKnight!!! Time for a male.

    Like that she had her own style on it. It was her saving grace

  60. February 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    nick says:
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    it was beautiful

  61. February 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    enoughalready says:
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    Alicia should have done what the rest did and sang along to a track like THE QUEEN BEE did and the great WHITNEY HOUSTON and THE GREAT JENNIFER HUDSON. That showing was not good for Ms. Keys She came in to high and it went down after that.. Stop calling THE QUEEN BEE names she slayed and y’all know it and best believe that is something that Rihanna girl could not do in your life time since you are bringing THE QUEEN BEE in this one. Rihanna dont get honors like this the five they had out there tonight are singers dont need technology to win a crowd..

  62. February 4, 2013 at 2:54 am
    Simona says:
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    I rather listen to Adam Lambert rendition of US National Anthem .He is a great singer, but so underrated

  63. February 4, 2013 at 11:31 am
    lol says:
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    Alicia Keys is CLASSIC! This was great!

  64. February 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    MRDIVABITCH says:
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    God, that was horrible. She shows why she is such a mediocre singer:
    Hollow unsupported mid-low register having to cut in the middle of words to breathe, choked high larynx “belting”, hollow disconnected falsetto.
    AMESS.COM

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