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Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys Prime the Field for Beyoncé

Just minutes before the Super Bowl XLVII kickoff, singers Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys graced the Superdome with their strong voices and equally memorable body-hugging outfits (that merely primed the crowd for Beyoncé’s leather-and-lace leotard). While singing “America the Beautiful” with the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus (who adorably side-stepped throughout), Hudson wore a tight black leather turtleneck by Monika Chiang with a white knee-length L’Wren Scott pencil skirt dotted with buttons. She finished her look with a bright red lip, Yves Saint Laurent “Escarpin” heels, tights, and a green ribbon pinned to her leather top paying tribute to Sandy Hook victims. Right after Hudson’s performance, Alicia Keys sang the national anthem looking mermaid-esque in a cranberry-colored floor-length Alaïa gown with a fishtail hemline. She topped off her look with a gold Marina B choker and, of course, her white Yamaha piano. Then, halftime happened, and Mrs. Carter literally tore off her clothes on stage.

Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys Prime the Field