02/03/2013 at 06:20 PM EST
And Super Bowl XLVII begins. Minutes before kickoff, Jennifer Hudson
and Alicia Keys
took to the field to deliver powerful performances of their own.
Accompanied by a children's chorus from Sandy Hook elementary school
, Hudson sang "America the Beautiful." Then, Keys belted out her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" while playing piano.
's halftime show just a few plays away, the big game seems more like a concert than a football game.
Tell us in the comments which songstress stole your heart.