3 February 2013 3:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You knew it was going to be emotional: Oscar-winning American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson and 26 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School singing “America the Beautiful” before the Super Bowl Xlvii kickoff in New Orleans’ Superdome. And indeed, the reality of their performance lived up to the expectation.

Hudson, dazzling in a fitted black leather turtleneck and white knee-length skirt (with jaunty black buttons), utilized her signature wail to paint vivid pictures of the “amber waves of grain” and “purple mountain majesties” from the patriotic ditty we all know so well. It seems, in fact, that the (highly effective) Weight Watchers »

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