View Full Version : Sandy Hook Elementary Children To Sing At Super Bowl

01-31-2013, 06:43 PM

"Twenty-six children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will sing at the Super Bowl (http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Sandy-Hook-choir-to-sing-at-Super-Bowl-4236767.php)to honor the 26 children and school staffers killed in a shooting massacre last month.

The children will be shown live singing “America the Beautiful” before Alicia Keys performs the national anthem. USA Today reported (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/01/30/newtown-children-super-bowl/1878349/) that the N.F.L. confirmed the performance.The Super Bowl is more than a game; it’s a national event. But is there a touch of exploitation in the move? Maybe even a hint of political commentary?

Some readers at ProFootballTalk.com (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/30/newtown-children-to-sing-at-the-super-bowl/) seemed to think so, although they may change their minds if they watch the children sing.

In the YouTube video above, Ingrid Michaelson led a children’s choir from Newtown in a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”