Jennifer Hudson took the stage with the Sandy Hook Elementary choir before the Super Bowl match between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday.
Hudson and the children performed a tear-inducing rendition of "America the Beautiful." Before the show, the songstress expressed her excitement to act alongside the 26 children, who were flown in (along with their families) by the NFL earlier in the week to rehearse with the singer.
"Such a privilege to be performing w/ the Sandy Hook Elementary chorus at the #SuperBowl today.We go on just before kickoff!," she tweeted.
Such a privilege to be performing w the Sandy Hook elementary chorus at the #SuperBowl today. We go on just before kick off!— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) February 3, 2013
The pre-game show with the Sandy Hook choir is one of the many efforts on behalf of the NFL to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred on December 14, 2012 and took the life of 26 people, 20 of them children.