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Sheryl Lee Ralph gives a soulful performance of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at Super Bowl LVII

Vanassa McKenzie

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress and singer.

American actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph did not disappoint fans as she delivered a soulful rendition of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ by James Weldon Johnson at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday (February 12) at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The Emmy Award-winning actress took centre stage on Sunday as she belted out what has been dubbed ‘The Black National Anthem’.

Ralph, who was decked out in a vibrant red outfit, was complemented by the soulful vocals of a gospel choir which contributed to a powerful performance on Sunday.

Sheryl Lee Ralph performs ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at 57th staging of Super Bowl LVII on Sunday (February 12) (Video: NFL).

Among the performers the other performers took part in last night’s pre-game show were Chris Stapleton, an eight-time Grammy-winning country singer who performed the national anthem; and Troy Kotsur, Academy award-winning actor for CODA, performed the national in American sign language.

Babyface, the legendary American R&B singer and songwriter, also treated patrons to a soulful performance of America the Beautiful.

Rihanna, Barbadian singer, actress and entrepreneur (Photo: NFL).

For the halftime show, Barbadian songstress Rihanna returned to the stage after a seven-year hiatus to treat patrons to an energetic performance with some of her popular hits such as Work, Only Girl, We Found Love and Rude Boy.

Rihanna did not disappoint fans as she kept all eyes on her during her 13-minute performance during which she showcased her musical talent and dancing skills to the world as she was complemented by backup dancers.

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