But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Ugh! This really chafes our chode!
In fact, her or she went so far as to call Alicia's performance "disrespectful"!
Was the talented songstress off key? Or out of tune? Did she mangle the lyrics? Did she drape herself in the flag of Soviet Russia?!
No! She was a Girl on Fire — her classic kick-off to Super Bowl XLVII was FLAWLESS!
So what was the problem!?
"It was disrespectful. They had enough time and manpower to think of this before the performance. They could have had her stand at her piano keyboard and sing. To me and a lot of my friends, she sounded great but the visual was wrong."
As much as we hate to disagree with an unnamed industry source and his or her friends, THAT'S JUST CRAY!
Alicia was brilliant!
One of her publicists put it best. They said:
"Alicia is a proud American and was honored to perform at the event. Her slow version of The Star-Spangled Banner was her own arrangement, accompanying herself on the piano, adding 'living in the home of the brave' at the end of the song. It's silly to see how that was being disrespectful."
We agree one billion percent!
Keep on doing what you do, gurl!
Seated or standing, America loves you!!
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