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Sandy Hook Gun Massacre school leave Super Bowl pPlayers in Tears as they Sing America The Beautiful to Open the Game

Children from Sandy Hook Elementary School and Jennifer Hudson sang an emotional rendition of America The Beautiful as players and football fans were reduced to tears.

The 26 children who made up the choir  all attend the Newtown school, where 20 first-graders and six adults  were killed in a December 14 shooting.

Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers players looked deeply moved as the children sang out at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In loving tribute: Singer Jennifer Hudson performs America The Beautiful with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens

The performance was part of the pre-game show and  broadcast live shortly before the 6.30pm kick-off.

Shortly before her performance, Hudson tweeted: ‘Such a privilege to be performing w the Sandy Hook elementary chorus at the #SuperBowl today. We go on just before kick off!’

The singer adorned her black leather Monika Chiang top with a green ribbon in honor of those lost at Sandy Hook and showed off her curvy figure in a white button-front L’Wren Scott skirt.

Outpouring: Raven player Brendon-Ayanbadejo weeps as the children of Sandy Hook pay tribute to the friends and teachers they lost

Before her performance, she wrote on Twitter: ‘From my heart to yours! Such an Emotional roller coaster [and] So close to home.

She continued: ‘No matter who or what we r, we must pray! Thank u lord for this day! May thy will be done! Have your way , oh God!!

Each of the 26 children was picked to represent the 26 victims of the school shooting at the Connecticut elementary school.

The students wore matching white tops and tan trousers with a ribbon for the victims pinned to their lapels.

They stood on the NFL’s red,  white and blue shield-shape logo and many smiled excitedly as they sang  the first verse before a silent and packed Superdome.

Then Hudson fronted them for a second verse that showcased her soaring  voice as thousands of fans cheered wildly for the children.




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