Super Bowl National Anthem 2013: Twitter Reaction to Alicia Keys' Performance

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Super Bowl National Anthem 2013: Twitter Reaction to Alicia Keys' Performance
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Alicia Keys' rendition of the National Anthem was a hit.

Alicia Keys' highly anticipated national anthem performance turned heads around the nation at Super Bowl XLVII

The soulful R&B artist treated the New Orleans crowd to a beautiful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, accompanied by her signature piano playing. 

While the performance was lengthy (2:26), it might have been one of the best national anthem performances of all time. 

Let's take a look at what the Twitter universe thought of Keys. 

Keys posted this picture on her official Twitter page (@aliciakeys) prior to singing the anthem. It's already been re-tweeted over 2,400 times: 

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News didn't anticipate such a lengthy performance:

@CaptainComeback isn't a fan of Keys, but respects her musicianship:

Michael Wilbon, co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, was a big fan of Keys' classy rendition:

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated hopes the Super Bowl doesn't take as long as the national anthem:

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