Singer Leslie Odom Jr. performed a heartfelt rendition of “America the Beautiful” prior to the 2018 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
The singer, who won a best actor Tony Award for originating the role of Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” announced on Twitter that a portion of the proceeds from the recording of his performance would benefit the I Have a Dream Foundation.
Proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from my “America The Beautiful” recording will go to the I HAVE A DREAM FOUNDATION https://t.co/M4n39RGI9n
— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@leslieodomjr) February 4, 2018
Much like Pink, Odom Jr. is not rooting for the Patriots. The singer was raised in Philadelphia and tweeted his support of the Eagles after the team beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship.
— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@leslieodomjr) January 22, 2018
Watch Odom Jr.’s full performance below.
— Super Bowl on NBC (@SNFonNBC) February 4, 2018
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