Ariana Grande Performs The National Anthem At NFL Kickoff 2014: Watch

Bradley Stern | September 5, 2014 6:52 am

Football season has begun! And you know what that means — pop diva performances, of course! (What? Did you think we actually cared about the actual sport?)

Yesterday was the official kick-off of the season in Seattle, Washington, at the CenturyLink Stadium between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. And who better to start off the season off with a bang (bang) than a powerful rendition of the national anthem from My Everything pop darling, Ariana Grande?

The “Break Free” pop princess ditched her usual garb — thigh-high leather boots and cute kitten ears — for a more casual football jersey and jeans look to belt out the national tune yesterday. And, as per usual, she sounded pretty flawless, as her powerful pipes echoed throughout the stadium. As for nailing those big notes at the end? Not a problem at all for Ari.

Watch Ariana nail her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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