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Super Bowl LV, Grammy-nominated singers Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church performed the National Anthem tonight at Super Bowl 55 before the coin toss.

via: USA Today

Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church got Sunday’s Super Bowl 55 off to a low-key start. 

The unlikely duo performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the top of the game, which pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wearing a purple jacket and playing guitar, Church began the anthem solo, quietly singing with his soulful twang. The song really took off when Sullivan, looking stunning in a jeweled headpiece and cream-colored pantsuit, joined in, effortlessly harmonizing with Church and showing off her stunning vocal range.

The two artists had never collaborated before Sunday’s game, held at Raymond Jones Stadium in Tampa, Florida, with a scaled-back crowd of 25,000 fans due to COVID-19 restrictions. Sullivan told Entertainment Tonight in late January that she had never met Church, but was excited to blend their respective R&B and country sounds. 

“We definitely come from two totally different, um, everything,” Sullivan said. “But, I’m excited. I think it will be cool to blend the different sounds of music and just show some unity. I just hope that it brings unity and it shows that you can be from two different parts of life and come together for a good common cause.”

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