Worldwide sensation Lady Gaga will sing the United States of America (USA) national anthem at the Super Bowl 50 this Sunday.
Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California before the kick-off of the Super Bowl game between Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, as reported by The Associated Press.
The game’s halftime extravaganza will feature the likes of Beyonce and Coldplay. Gaga will tag herself along the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson who has sung the national anthem at previous Super Bowl’s.
Billy Joel was the last man to sing a Super Bowl national anthem in 2007. Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin accompanied him that year in American Sign Language. She will reprise the role this year as well beside Gaga.
Gaga is a six-time Grammy winner and has recently won a Golden Globe award for her role in “American Horror Story: Hotel”. She is also nominated for an Academy Award for best original song, “Til It Happens to You” from the movie “The Hunting Ground.” The song is nominated in this year’s Grammy Awards as well.
Last year, Gaga wowed audiences across the world when she performed a tribute to “The Sound of Music” at the Oscars. She went on to win her sixth Grammy with Tony Bennett and was named woman of the year by Billboard.
Idina Menzel, who is known for singing “Let It Go” in the movie “Frozen” sang the national anthem at last year’s Super Bowl held at Glendale, Arizona.
Here is a LIVE performance of Gaga at Baku European Games opening ceremony in 2015.
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