Sandy Hook children to sing at Super Bowl with Jennifer Hudson
We predict that no lip-synching scandal will ensue.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Children from Newtown, Conn., recording a song for charity. (Photo: Snapshot from YouTube video)
It won’t bring back their classmates or take away the tragedy that befell Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, but the scheduled performance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus will provide one of the more poignant moments of this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Prior to kickoff for the highly anticipated showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, 26 children from the school will be joined by Jennifer Hudson to sing "America the Beautiful.”
The performance will be part of CBS's pre-game show, which will be broadcast live. Alicia Keys will sing the national anthem, and Beyoncé will perform at halftime.
Watch the Sandy Hook children below recording “Over the Rainbow” with singer Ingrid Michaelson at the Connecticut home of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, musicians known for their work with Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads. The song is available on Amazon and iTunes; 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Newtown Youth Academy and the United Way of Western Connecticut.
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