This will undoubtedly be something worth watching…
Twenty-six children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will sing at the Super Bowl to honor the 26 children and school staffers killed in a shooting massacre last month.
The children will be shown live singing “America the Beautiful” before Alicia Keys performs the national anthem. USA Today reported that the N.F.L. confirmed the performance.
The Super Bowl is more than a game; it’s a national event. But is there a touch of exploitation in the move? Maybe even a hint of political commentary? Some readers at ProFootballTalk.com seemed to think so, although they may change their minds if they watch the children sing.
In the YouTube video above, Ingrid Michaelson led a children’s choir from Newtown in a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
- Newtown children to sing at the Super Bowl (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Jennifer Hudson to Join Sandy Hook Chorus at Super Bowl (snspost.com)
- Sandy Hook chorus to sing before Super Bowl (politico.com)
- Sandy Hook Elementary Children to Sing at Super Bowl (fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Sandy Hook chorus will sing during Super Bowl pregame (pennlive.com)
- Sandy Hook Chorus Will Sing “America The Beautiful” Before Super Bowl (connecticut.cbslocal.com)