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Renee Fleming, Queen Latifah Super Bowl opening

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Queen Latifah sings 'America the Beatiful' prior to the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

Renee Fleming, Queen Latifah Super Bowl opening

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Feb 2, 2014

Jersey girl Queen Latifah opened the 2014 Super Bowl with "America The Beautiful" as New Yorker Renee Fleming had the distinguished honor of performing "The Star Spangled Banner."

Latifah reprised her performance, as she'd previously sung at the 2010 Super Bowl. This was Fleming's first Super Bowl game and the first time an opera artist was billed.

Watch both stunning performances below from class-act locals: