Pro Football News and Notes
KELLY CLARKSON TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM; BLAKE SHELTON & MIRANDA LAMBERT TO SING “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” AT SUPER BOWL XLVI
SUPER BOWL XLVI PREGAME SHOW TO FEATURE LENNY KRAVITZ & THE FRAY
KELLY CLARKSON will sing the National Anthem and BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT will sing “America The Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl XLVI pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, the NFL announced today. The performance will be televised live prior to kickoff.
In addition, LENNY KRAVITZ and THE FRAY will help kick off Super Bowl XLVI as part of the pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium.
More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show, including the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful,” and Super Bowl XLVI will be broadcast worldwide.
Clarkson will make her Super Bowl debut. She is among many great performers who have been honored with singing the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Jewel, Cher, Faith Hill, the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Aguilera and many more.
Shelton & Lambert join VICKI CARR (Super Bowl XI), RAY CHARLES (Super Bowl XXXV), MARY J. BLIGE & MARC ANTHONY (Super Bowl XXXVI), ALICIA KEYS (Super Bowl XXXIX), FAITH HILL (Super Bowl XLIII), QUEEN LATIFAH (Super Bowl XLIV) and LEA MICHELE (Super Bowl XLVI) as the only artists to perform the song at the Super Bowl.
The NFL previously announced that MADONNA will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.
The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER.
Thursday, February 2 2012, 03:03 PM EST