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Sandy Hook Kids Will Sing At Super Bowl

They'll be joined by Academy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson in a pregame show.

 

A group of children from Sandy Hook Elementary School are about to take the spotlight at one of the nation's biggest televised events: Super Bowl XLVIII.

A chorus of 26 students -- a number chosen to represent those lost in the Dec. 14 shootings -- will sing "America the Beautiful" alongside singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, according to the Hartford Courant.

The NFL is paying for the kids to stay in a New Orleans-area hotel this weekend. And the children will receive a prominent place in the evening's festivities. NFL official Brian McCarthy told the Courant, "The way it flows is, we will have 'America the Beautiful,' then the National Anthem, and then it's the coin toss, and then kick."

This isn't the first chance for Newtown's kids to show off their singing skills in front of a national audience. On January 15, a different group made up of 21 Newtown students, including students from Sandy Hook schools, sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on Good Morning America with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and members of the Talking Heads.

Richard Hooker February 01, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Very proud of our kids. I look forward to watching this
Beth Kershaw February 01, 2013 at 06:55 PM
That's fabulous! It's the only reason I'll watch the Superbowl and I live in San Francisco! Beth (A former Newtown resident)
Marianne Foreman February 02, 2013 at 06:04 AM
I think it is awesome!! I'm in the Sacramento area and the only part of the Super bowl I am going to watch is the pre game.
lastminutemom February 04, 2013 at 01:38 AM
And they performed beautifully. Absolutely beautifully.
John Symon February 04, 2013 at 04:33 AM
Awesome!!
Sam Mihailoff February 04, 2013 at 11:03 AM
* I am proud of Maryrose Kristopik, the music educator who has devoted countless unpaid hours to accomplish the actual reality of the performance...coordination , logistics....”WELL DONE”... And of course there was the small matter of bravery and protection of her kids on 12/14 too!!! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/sandy-hook-elementary-school-teacher-maryrose-kristopik-rescues-sandy-hook-elementary-school-students-adam-lanza-article-1.1220793
Richard Hooker February 04, 2013 at 05:14 PM
That daily news link has false information.

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