Atlanta.-The singer Gladys Knight was commissioned to start Super Bowl LIII by singing the National Anthem in the event prior to the start of the Vince Lombardi title match between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.
On a night of “R & B” music, Knight entered the playing field of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz in a white dress to offer his interpretation of the National Hinnah, which on this occasion did not have any of the players on their knees. that had become a controversial protest within the camps of the National Football League (NFL).
Knight, better known as “Empress of Soul”, is a singer, author, actress and seven times Grammy winner.
During the moment that Knight sang the National Anthem, images of US soldiers displaced abroad were watched, pending the outcome of the football game that paralyzes the entire country, even outside its borders.
Before the sober interpretation of the singer who emerged on stage in the 60s, the sisters Chloe x Halle, African-Americans as well as Knight, and who, like her, perform music “Soul” and “R & B”, nominated for Grammy, they played the song “America the Beautiful”.
The players of both teams were respectful, attentive to the performances and waving with their hands on their chests.
As it is a tradition, at the end of the interpretation of the National Anthem, a squadron of six warplanes of the United States Air Force crossed the Atlanta sky, passing exactly over the field of the local Falcons to give opportunity to the More than 77,000 attendees to see the passage of aircraft.
The Mercedez-Benz, which cost 1,600 million dollars and was opened in 2017, had discovered the retractable roof, because the weather conditions for the Atlanta area are of clear skies and a temperature of seven degrees centigrade. (EFEUSA) .-