Super Bowl viewers were quick to pounce on Alicia Keys for botching a note during her Halftime show performance with Usher … but her voice crack has since been cleaned up.
Alicia was a little off-key Sunday when she started singing “If I Ain’t Got You” while playing piano onstage — something people very noticed immediately and mocked her over — although, you wouldn’t know it if you missed the live show on air during Super Bowl LVIII.
The reason … the official Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show video published on YouTube — which is up right now — very clearly edited out the minor flub.
Take a listen to the comparisons between the live performance and the version posted on YT … it certainly seems like editors went back and polished up Alicia’s voice. In fact, there’s almost no question they did — as the difference between the two versions is noticeable.
Now, don’t get it twisted … this isn’t some huge “conspiracy” involving the National Football League as some have suggested … it’s really just the NFL/Apple Music doing Alicia a solid.
Plenty of folks are already poking fun at Alicia on social media over this, so the bigwigs calling the shots here seem to be throwing AK a life raft. Plus, ya gotta figure they wanna put the best product available in the official version that lives on … so it’s not surprising at all.
With that said, everyone’s gonna probably remember … AK needed a little post-production magic when it’s all said and done. No harm, no foul — she’s still an amazing singer!
Don’t worry, Alicia … the NFL and Apple have your back.