Singer H.E.R. performed a heartfelt rendition of “America the Beautiful” prior to the 2021 Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chief and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The R&B artist, born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, received loud cheers from the crowd at Raymond James Stadium as she performed the patriotic standard with an electric guitar in hand.
Prior to her performance, H.E.R. told Entertainment Tonight that she had planned to put her own twist on “America the Beautiful.”
“Honestly, I am so excited to just be performing at the Super Bowl,” H.E.R. told ET. “It’s a huge stage and it doesn’t get any bigger, you know? But I think the goal, for me, is to make [the song] my own. I’m a huge fan of the different versions of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but I really want to bring some different elements in there… make it H.E.R.”
Watch the full performance below.
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