At this year’s Superbowl, youâ€™ll enjoy the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, and we will have the great pleasure of hearing pregame special performances by Queen Latifah and Carrie Underwood. You already know the news about Carrie, but what do you know about our girl Queen Latifah? America The Beautiful will be sung by the singer/actress and only a handful of others have done it before her. Keep reading to know all the news about her performance at the Superbowl, plus check the photos and video below.
The Super Bowl is coming this Sunday, fans all over are getting ready to travel to Miami and players are hungry for the title. As always the SB pregame features some incredible guest performances, like the National Anthem sung by Carrie Underwood (making her the third American Idol alum to perform – Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson sang in 2008 and 2009 respectively).
Last year we saw Faith Hill sing America the Beautiful at the Superbowl, and this year we will be delighted to see the rendition by the beautiful, talented and charismatic CoverGirl, Queen Latifah. America the Beautiful Super Bowl performances have only been sung by four other people in the past – Vikki Carr (1977), Ray Charles (2001), Alicia Keys (2005) and Faith Hill (2009).
Did you know that the song in the beginning was written as a poem? It sure was!! It was originally written by Katherine Lee Bates, then later with the collaboration of music by composer Samuel A. Ward made into the song it is now.
Halftime festivities will feature music by The Who, although not everybody is happy about it. Why? Go here to find out.
The SB is this Sunday February 7, at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. You’ll see a great game, awesome performances, and for sure you don’t want to miss the million dollar commercials.
Take a look at the photos below. Video of Queen Latifah’s America the Beautiful Super Bowl performance will be up as soon as it’s available, so check back Sunday. Meanwhile, I’ve put up another one for your enjoyment.
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