Sandy Hook Elementary School students and Jennifer Hudson sang an emotional rendition of America The Beautiful at Super Bowl XLVII.
The 26 children who made up the choir all attend the Newtown school, where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a December 14 shooting.
Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers players looked deeply moved as the children sang out at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The performance was part of the pre-game show and broadcast live shortly before the 6:30 p.m. kick-off.
Shortly before her performance, Jennifer Hudson tweeted: “Such a privilege to be performing w the Sandy Hook elementary chorus at the #SuperBowl today. We go on just before kick off!”
Jennifer Hudson adorned her black leather Monika Chiang top with a green ribbon in honor of those lost at Sandy Hook and showed off her curvy figure in a white button-front L’Wren Scott skirt.
Before her performance, the singer wrote on Twitter: “From my heart to yours! Such an Emotional roller coaster [and] So close to home.”
Jennifer Hudson continued: “No matter who or what we r, we must pray! Thank u lord for this day! May thy will be done! Have your way , oh God!!”
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