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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.

TJC February 03, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Amazing.
Josh Irregardless Kristy February 03, 2013 at 02:18 PM
The strength of that little community is inspiring!!!
jeff February 03, 2013 at 05:48 PM
You go kids!
Rosemarie Corr February 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM
A friend of the family of one of those chosen to go to the Super Bowl gave me background info this morning. Hats off to Jennifer Hudson and all those involved in this amazing dream come true! I honor you all!
Igor February 04, 2013 at 06:55 PM
I hate to sound this way, maybe I've become too jaded in my thoughts. I feel that the TV execs are using these families to boost their ratings for the superbowl. I now see where they want to make a TV movie. Haven't these people been through enough?
Frederick Klein February 04, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I disagree because the Super Bowl is perhaps the most viewed program all year. They don't need anything from anyone in order to boost the ratings. Even people like me, who don't particularly care for football, watch this one game.

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