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Alicia Keys planning a new version of national anthem for Super Bowl


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 other.

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."

Feb 3, 2013 4:16PM
I agree, I am also tired of hearing "new versions" of the the National Anthem. That said, this has nothing to do with Obama. It would be interesting to see what a lot of the commenters on this said about country music stars butchering the song.
Feb 1, 2013 12:49PM

In other words---she's going to niggerfy it.

Jan 29, 2013 8:45PM
They've already put Obama's face on a flag and hung murals of him in public schools....I'm not going to be shocked if she changes the words (like she did with her own song at the innaugural ball) and somehow works his name into the lyrics. Forward!
Jan 29, 2013 8:39PM
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within". - Joseph Stalin
Jan 29, 2013 9:46AM
Maybe you could show a little class and respect for the USA by singing the National Anthem the way it is written. Ppl across the country have really gotten fed up with singers messing with this, especially we musicians.
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