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Watch Aretha Franklin Perform The National Anthem On Thanksgiving Day

The iconic singer sang an extended version of the song before the Lions-Vikings game.

November 24, 2016
Watch Aretha Franklin Perform The National Anthem On Thanksgiving Day Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Before the Detroit Lions played the Minnesota Vikings for one of three annual Thanksgiving Day football games, Aretha Franklin blessed viewers with an extended rendition of the national anthem. Franklin played piano during the gospel-inflected performance, which clocked in at just under five minutes. Watch Aretha Franklin sing the national anthem below.

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Watch Aretha Franklin Perform The National Anthem On Thanksgiving Day