Super Bowl LIII was off to an inspirational start Sunday with beautiful, patriotic performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America, The Beautiful" from Gladys Knight and pop duo Chloe x Halle that had social media cheering.
Gladys Knight performed a beautiful rendition of the national anthem, all while looking like everyone's chic and angelic auntie. Singers Chloe x Halle, who rose to fame after being cosigned by Beyonce, showed that they have the talent to back up their hype with a unique and beautiful version of America, The Beautiful.
If you got the chills, you weren't alone. Check out the best social media reactions to their performances below.
Gladys Knight looked and sounded like she actually descended from heaven to midfield to sing the anthem. #Lordhavemercy #SuperBowl
SuperBowl CHLOE AND HALLE SHOWED UP AND OUT ???????????? BLACK EXCELLENCE DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH https://t.co/prOR6pHesC
New rule: Gladys sings ALL the anthems. #SuperBowl #wSB53
@chloexhalle are so freaking beautiful????? Did they come straight out of Wakanda?? They're otherworldly ???????????????????? #superbowl https://t.co/5rMXGddvgr
Gladys Knight with the National Anthem! #SuperBowl https://t.co/EllHJ7TJA0
Beautiful Performances by Gladys Knight and Chloe x Halle! #SuperBowl let's go!
Gladys Knight is royalty. Beautiful performance. #Queen #SuperBowl
Okaaaaay! @chloexhalle better SANG!!!#SuperBowl https://t.co/xz4CL6Cnmw
What a stunning, gorgeous rendition of the national anthem by Gladys Knight #SuperBowl
Chloe and Halle ate that song UP. it's our civic duty to stan #SuperBowl
If you missed it, check out their performances below:
Empress of soul @MsGladysKnight opens the #SuperBowl with the National Anthem https://t.co/PD2CX6QnWV https://t.co/ViKrZ7YK3V
Watch @chloexhalle kick off the #SuperBowl with 'America the Beautiful' https://t.co/PD7u1EFgdb https://t.co/1HdzlX18yP