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Alicia Keys planning a new version of national anthem for Super Bowl
Jan. 21, 2013, 9:06 AM EST
Alicia Keys has confirmed reports she'll be performing at the Super Bowl, and
insists her version of the national anthem before the big game will be like no
Bing: Keys tapped for Super Bowl anthem
The singer/songwriter will join Beyoncé
in New Orleans for the football final next month between the San Francisco 49ers
and the Baltimore Ravens, and she admits she has a lot of work to do when she
returns home from President Barack Obama's inauguration celebrations this week.
Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where she's promoting her new
movie, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," Keys says, "I'm really
excited about it, I can't even lie. I have to rehearse it totally, as if it's a
brand-new song, because it is actually a brand new song in the style that I'll
deliver it. I'm actually rehearsing it like a maniac."