Watch Alicia Keys Sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

Esther Zuckerman

At this year's Super Bowl Alicia Keys performed a fairly subdued version of the national anthem, sitting at her piano. Watch here:

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Naturally, after the scandal that arose after the last big singing of the national anthem, there were some jokes on Twitter:

"Alicia Keys is laying it on a little thick here." -- Beyoncé #SuperBowl47

— Dylan Stableford (@stableford) February 3, 2013

There were also a couple of critiques of her being, well, boring:

J. Hud: range, power, defiance, slight instability; Alicia: precision, smoothness, calculation, zzzzz

— Jon Caramanica (@joncaramanica) February 3, 2013

I can't believe they cut Jay-Z's verse from the National Anthem. Alicia's version sucks without him.

— Jack Moore (@BuzzFeedJack) February 3, 2013