Watch: Alicia Keys Performs US National Anthem At ‘Super Bowl 2013’

Published: Sunday 3rd Feb 2013 by Sam

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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  1. BITCHPLEASE February 3, 2013


    • glum February 3, 2013

      It’s her thing. Leave her alone.

  2. King_N February 3, 2013


  3. LIKEDBYMANY February 3, 2013


    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

    • LIKEDBYMANY February 3, 2013

      *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.

      • yeah i said it February 3, 2013

        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. BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 3, 2013

    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.

    • Anne February 3, 2013

      Was that supposed to be a compliment to Alicia?

      • mob: Nat Turner dreamin’ February 3, 2013

        LOL 🙂

    • Yeezy February 3, 2013

      get a life b****

    • ADC143 February 3, 2013

      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.

    • mr.m February 3, 2013

      I LOVE YOU

  5. DestinyBoston February 3, 2013


  6. Peter G February 3, 2013

    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!

    • Yeezy February 3, 2013

      christina would’ve done better if she knew the words… although i agree that Alicia sucks

      • Peter G February 3, 2013

        That’s the thing but Alicia done her best and…

    • mob: Nat Turner dreamin’ February 3, 2013

      Tho I do agree with your assessment of Mrs. Beatz, Xtina FORGOT THE DAMN LYRICS remember? 0_o

      • Peter G February 3, 2013

        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!

    • mr.m February 3, 2013

      Xtina >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  7. lola February 3, 2013

    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.

    • F****** Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin’ h***) February 3, 2013

      Yeah, her voice sounded like it was going to crack in the very beginning.

      • zania February 3, 2013


    • Peter G February 3, 2013

      Exactly, I was like why is she just screaming!

  8. Monstarebel February 3, 2013

    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. F****** Hairy (Lana & Gaga schoolin’ h***) February 3, 2013

    Thank goodness she didn’t damage my eardrums.
    Thank you Miss Alicia.

  10. Roberto February 3, 2013

    Well done, well done ALicia…loved it!!

  11. BEYSUS B**** February 3, 2013


    • zania February 3, 2013

      The crowd cheered her on through her whole performance, she did great. You better hope they don’t Boo Beyonce

      • BEYSUS B**** February 3, 2013


  12. arjun February 3, 2013

    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. what a taste February 3, 2013

    alicia did great

    Piano is Alicia Keys
    Alicia Keys is Piano


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

  14. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ February 3, 2013

    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.

    • BeyNick February 3, 2013

      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

    • mr.m February 3, 2013

      I agree with you 🙂
      At least she’s better than Man-iah

      • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ February 3, 2013

        Stop looking for attention so much. You stan for Xtina, I have nothing more or less to say to you.

  15. mob: Nat Turner dreamin’ February 3, 2013

    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. dermot February 3, 2013

    b**** next where is queenonce

  17. DIGGER BEY February 3, 2013

    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

    • Monstarebel February 3, 2013

      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. Jer February 3, 2013

    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. My Forehead Tho February 3, 2013

    Way better then what I expected. I was really prepared to see a flash back of Christina’s performance.

    She did good

  20. wrinkle flop ora, February 3, 2013

    she has lost her voice. Quite sad when artist or athlete declines with age.

  21. jason February 3, 2013

    it was epically boring! I was dying for her to finish!

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

  22. CHRISBROWN February 3, 2013

    yankee national anthem has never sound boring like this..

  23. HoneychildPlease February 3, 2013

    B**** don’t kill my ears…she tried it, she really did….

  24. musicgossipmore February 3, 2013

    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. I.D. February 3, 2013

    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.

  26. Cream February 3, 2013

    She look good ):

  27. DIGGER BEY February 3, 2013

    Lmao I see the Hoeianna stans stay pressed lmao.

    • Monstarebel February 3, 2013

      I see the same amount of beyonce fans talking s*** aswell so b**** that was a fail

    • 14 Grammys February 3, 2013

      And she was nominated for 27 so fail again

      • 14 Grammys February 3, 2013

        oops wrong comment

  28. King B>Rihanna February 3, 2013

    This performance was a mess and really showed the break-down of her vocals.

  29. DIGGER BEY February 3, 2013

    If Alicia lost her voice, at least she had one. R**** never had one lmao #STAY PRESSED HOEIANNA STANS

  30. Kate Middleton February 3, 2013

    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. HoneychildPlease February 3, 2013

    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. CBE February 3, 2013

    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. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… February 3, 2013

    she did really well…i mean just google kelsnetwork

  34. BEYSUS B**** February 3, 2013


    • Nikki February 3, 2013

      And anyone who said she DID NOT is a straiight hater, with a lack of hearing. NOW WHAT?

    • Karen February 4, 2013

      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. BEYSUS B**** February 3, 2013


  36. BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 3, 2013

    Alicia Off-Keys is 10x more talented that BLEACHYonce, she can write her own music and play an instrument.

  37. DIGGER BEY February 3, 2013

    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

  38. B**** bye February 3, 2013

    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 h*** need to get it together

  39. SLAYRIAH CAREY February 3, 2013

    Alicia I love you but this wasn’t that great. You should have lipped it like everyone else has. Jennifer Hudson was good tho…

  40. Kandikuntz February 3, 2013

    When you don’t have that strong of a singing voice this is how it’s done. Beyonce, take notes.

  41. Nikki February 3, 2013

    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.

  42. BEYSUS OVER JESUS February 3, 2013

  43. BEYSUS OVER JESUS February 3, 2013

  44. mr.m February 3, 2013

    FLOPlicia OFFKeys

  45. mr.m February 3, 2013

    Even tho Xtina messed a bit in her 2011 performance
    BUT it shits all over this TRAIN-WRECK!!!

    Oh well, after Crackney Deadston

    • MRDIVABITCH February 5, 2013

      First and only time I agree with you

  46. Let’s Be Real February 3, 2013

    I put that rendition right above Roseanne Barr…it was 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

    • zania February 3, 2013

      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.

      • James227 February 3, 2013

        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

    • mr.m February 3, 2013

      Beyonce is a fake ass negro


  47. DIGGER BEY February 3, 2013

    Lmao @ the Nicki stan. H** sit. U stan for a Wannabe. KING B s*** >>>>>>>>>Nicki. #Don’t Even

  48. zania February 3, 2013

    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!

  49. House Mother Kanye February 3, 2013

    I didn’t like it…

  50. BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 3, 2013

    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.

    • wrinkle flop ora, February 3, 2013

      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.

  51. NaQu February 3, 2013

    Beyonce just won the Superbowl.

  52. wrinkle flop ora, February 3, 2013

    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!

    • James227 February 3, 2013

      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.

  53. wrinkle flop ora, February 3, 2013

    Madonna is now trending. Her one was better and she was needed. They need to call her next year,

  54. wrinkle flop ora, February 3, 2013


  55. Touché February 3, 2013

    It was just ok, not her best but still alright.

  56. Aishaaguilerakeystesfaye February 3, 2013

    Man, she did that! It’s crazy how people were cheering her, they love her, and so do I !

  57. James227 February 3, 2013

    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

  58. cocobutta February 3, 2013

    Next year get Brian McKnight!!! Time for a male.

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

  59. nick February 3, 2013

    it was beautiful

  60. enoughalready February 3, 2013

    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..

  61. Simona February 4, 2013

    I rather listen to Adam Lambert rendition of US National Anthem .He is a great singer, but so underrated

  62. lol February 4, 2013

    Alicia Keys is CLASSIC! This was great!

  63. MRDIVABITCH February 5, 2013

    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.

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