Grammy and Oscar-winning singer-actress Jennifer Hudson performed ‘America the Beautiful’ before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII Sunday night with 26 children who make up the Sandy Hook Elementary School Choir from Newtown, Connecticut.
The rendition brought tears to the eyes of Baltimore Ravens players and some of their San Francisco 49ers opponents.
Hudson was a perfect choice to accompany this group of children who were left to cope with the deaths of 20 first-graders and six adults gunned down in a shooting rampage at their elementary school on Dec. 14.
Jennifer’s mother, sister and nephew were murdered in their Chicago home by a relative who shot them with a hand gun. William Balfour, Hudson’s brother-in-law, received three life sentences without the possibility of parole in July 2012.
Check out the touching video below:
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