While we were all swimming in the hype about Beyonce’s upcoming half-time show for Super Bowl 2013 and reeling in the aftermath of her perforamnce at the presidential inauguration for president Barack Obama, something may have slipped by … 14-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem at the start of the big game. Keys will deliver the “Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLVII pregame festivities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff.
Keys is returning
More than 111.3 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show and Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast worldwide.
Keys returns to the Super Bowl for a third time, the most by any performer in Super Bowl history.
Keys is among many great performers who have been honored with singing the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Kelly Clarkson, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Jewel, Cher, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks and many more.
Key’s who also performed at President Obama;s innauguartion gave this rousing rendition of “Girl on fIR.”