“The Star-Spangled Banner” is one of the most notoriously difficult songs to pull off live. Not only does it require stunning vocal talent, you also face the ire of America if you fumble while belting out the patriotic standard.
That said, Alicia Keys not only sang her red-dress-clad butt off at the Super Bowl, ahead of the big showdown between the Ravens and the 49ers, she also played piano while doing so — proving once again that this girl is definitely on fire.
Before she hit the field in New Orleans, Alicia, whose hair was slicked back for her big performance, tweeted a pic of herself in said dress and asked, “Is this football appropriate?” She won’t get any complaints from us.
Watch Keys move both the audience and burly football players to tears above.