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Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 18, 2013 at 2:27 p.m.

Alicia Keys is adding her voice to the Super Bowl show for the third time.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer will perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

The league said Friday that Keys’ three performances at the Super Bowl will be the most in the event’s history. She sang “America the Beautiful” before the 2005 game, and was part of the pregame show in 2008.

Keys, who turns 32 next week, released her fifth studio album, “Girl on Fire,” late last year.

The Super Bowl teams will be determined Sunday, when the San Francisco 49ers play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game, and the Baltimore Ravens face the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.

The NFL said in October that Beyonce will be the star of the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl. She sang the national anthem at the 2004 NFL title game in her hometown of Houston.

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HM2 says... January 18, 2013 at 9:01 p.m.

No doubt she'll screw it up by trying to jazz it up

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... January 18, 2013 at 9:25 p.m.

HM2...will you admit to your racism if she does not?

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djigoo says... January 18, 2013 at 9:47 p.m.

I look forward to her rendition. She is an amazing musician. HM2, you DO know that the melody of our national anthem is essentially an old British drinking song, right? Pretty much EVERYBODY would "jazz it up" while singing the original lyric.

I'm guessing your issue is more with Miss Keys' heritage than with the song's history.

Am I right?

I thought so.

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NoUserName says... January 19, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.

Oh please. Not everything is racism. White pop stars butcher the anthem by adding 6153 extra notes just as much as black pop stars. Besides, she's half white and looks like a mildly tan white person.

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