We’re going to have a performance from Luke Bryan shortly doing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI, but before we get to him, Fox’s broadcast of the big game opted to give you another memorable performance: The famed Schuyler Sisters, who most people know from the musical “Hamilton.”
The three ladies (Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas) took to the stage prior to the start of the game tonight, and delivered what we would consider to be a powerful, wonderful rendition of the classic song “America the Beautiful.”
This performance won’t get the sort of publicity that Luke Bryan singing the National Anthem does, but we don’t want to diminish anything that they did here. This was soulful, powerful, and pretty moving from start to finish. It’s what you want in a pre-game performance more often than not.
You can watch the full performance below, just in case you didn’t get a chance to see it leading into the show. This is a performance that we certainly hope gives the trio a little bit more publicity, even if “Hamilton” itself doesn’t necessarily need that much more. This is already one of the most notable musicals in recent history, and when you think about it, the popularity of that is probably one of the reasons in the first place why the three ended up getting this gig.
If there is one drawback to this performance, it is that it really does feel like it’s over just as soon as it begins. It’s a shame that they didn’t have a little more time, but the thing that you have to remember here is that this is a game where everything is on a pretty specific schedule.
Of course, beyond Luke’s performance, there is one other notable vocal performance coming much later in the night: Lady Gaga’s. The pop superstar will be anchoring the Halftime Show, and you better believe that we’re going to have full coverage of that.
What did you think about this performance? Let us know in the comments! Also, you can head over here right now to get some more news when it comes to Luke’s performance. (Photo: Super Bowl.)