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.
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!!
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