Jennifer Hudson & Alicia Keys Deliver Powerful Super Bowl Performances

updated 02/03/2013 AT 6:20 PM ET

originally published 02/03/2013 AT 6:45 PM ET

And Super Bowl XLVII begins. Minutes before kickoff, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys took to the field to deliver powerful performances of their own.

Accompanied by a children’s chorus from Sandy Hook elementary school, Hudson sang “America the Beautiful.” Then, Keys belted out her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” while playing piano.

With Beyoncé’s halftime show just a few plays away, the big game seems more like a concert than a football game.

Tell us in the comments which songstress stole your heart. stippled-photo

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