Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to sing “America the Beautiful” with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus live before the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The chorus will perform right before Alicia Keys sings the National Anthem, according to an NFL spokesman.
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson joined Sandy Hook students in January to record a version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Proceeds from the song’s sale will go to benefit the Newton Youth Academy and the United Way of Western Connecticut.
Sandy Hook Elementary school was the site of a December 14 mass shooting that left 20 first-graders and six adults dead. Twenty-six students will make up the chorus that will be singing at the Super Bowl, in honor of the twenty-six people lost in the shooting.
Written by Michelle Wincott