02/10/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET
The singer told Giuliana Rancic during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet: The 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday that she got emotional during the performance.
“When I looked on the other side of the stage at Super Bowl and I saw Beyoncé and Michelle [Williams], my heart just went into my throat, I was so happy,” she said. “It was just such a beautiful moment.”
When she was able to watch a recording of the performance, Rowland, 31, said she “held her breath the whole time.”