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Idina Menzel Kicks Off The Super Bowl With Incredible Rendition Of The National Anthem

02/01/2015 06:27 pm ET | Updated Feb 01, 2015
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Idina Menzel started the Super Bowl off on a literal high note when she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff. The amazing performance was a show-stopper.

Not that anyone should be surprised. Back when the NFL announced her performance, she tweeted her excitement. "It was 1991 and I remember it well: Whitney sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl," Menzel wrote, referencing Whitney Houston's iconic rendition of the National Anthem. "Almost as glorious as her voice was her huge radiant smile. I am so humbled and honored to be asked this year."

Before Menzel's excellent performance, John Legend performed "America The Beautiful." It was good, too.

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