Gladys Knight sings the National Anthem at the Super Bowl LIII Pregame. Knight’s performance was the best thing about the Super Bowl that is being criticized for Maroon 5’s half time show which is being called the worst ever. The soul legend’s rendition brought tears to the audience and gave most Americans a feeling of elevated patriotism. Her appearance was epic and should have been extended to the half time presentation. Gladys Knight made an unexpected triumph at the event that had so much confusion and controversy around it because of the Colin Kaepernick issue. The soul legend was able to transcend everyone’s feelings on both sides of the problem with a performance from the heart that honored the country and humanity.