NFL Seems to Edit Out Alicia Keys' Off-Key Opening Note from Super Bowl Halftime Show

Fans pointed out that the NFL appeared to work some post-production magic on the singer's performance in the official YouTube video.

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It seems the NFL and Apple Music worked a little post-production magic on Alicia Keys’ Super Bowl LVIII halftime performance with Usher.

After the show, fans were quick to point out on social media that Keys was off-key on one of the opening notes in the rendition of her 2003 song, “If I Ain’t Got You.” However, the blunder was cleaned up in the halftime show video that was posted to the NFL’s YouTube channel.

Oh the NFL edited out that off-key moment on YouTube…

— Nate (@imnatemonroe) February 12, 2024
Twitter: @imnatemonroe

There’s a noticeable difference between the two clips, and fans wouldn’t leave it alone.

Last night Alicia Keys’s voice cracked (first video), and fascinatingly, the official NFL YouTube channel appears to be attempting to erase that little moment, having edited it out in their upload (second video).

— Robert Komaniecki (@Komaniecki_R) February 12, 2024
Twitter: @Komaniecki_R

When y’all get a min, go watch the halftime show over in Apple Music and tell me what u noticed that got edited out. Lol

— Hielo (@OfficiallyIce) February 12, 2024
Twitter: @OfficiallyIce

Keys was one of Usher’s special guests on Sunday night, where the pair also performed their romantic duet, “My Boo.” Elsewhere, Jermaine Dupri, H.E.R., Lil Jon, and Ludacris were invited to the stage to perform with Usher as well.

Watch the entire halftime show performance below.

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