The National Football League has picked the perfect person to get the biggest party in sports started. Next month, P!nk makes her Super Bowl debut.
P!nk fans will get to see their favorite performer sing at the 52nd Super Bowl. The "Just Give Me a Reason" singer-songwriter has been selected to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl LII. She will perform right before this year's NFC and AFC champions face off for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
A Promising 2018 For P!nk
Her performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl definitely marks a milestone for the "So What" rocker.
Earlier this month, the Recording Academy announced that P!nk will perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at New York City's Madison Square Garden. P!nk, along with Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, and Tony-winning actors Patti LuPone and Ben Platt, were announced as the award show's first set of performers.
After performing at both the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl, she is scheduled to tour across North America for her Beautiful Trauma World Tour. The tour is planned to include songs from latest studio album Beautiful Trauma and might consist of some of her signature songs. The Beautiful Trauma Tour will start on March 1 and is expected to conclude on Sept. 8.
Memorable "Star-Spangled Banner" Performances
Once P!nk sings the lyrics "Oh say can you see," she will immediately join a plethora of singers who have performed the United States national anthem. When people think of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Super Bowl, they immediately think of Whitney Houston's immortal 1991 interpretation of the hit.
Other performances that millennials might remember watching include Kathie Lee Gifford's dramatic interpretation in 1995, Mariah Carey's gorgeous rendition in 2002, and Billy Joel's performance in 2007.
In recent years, "The Star-Spangled Banner" has become the place for the nation's top vocalists to showcase their powerful vocal ranges. The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, Broadway and Frozen star Idina Menzel, and opera icon Renee Fleming have given exceptional interpretations of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
However, Lady Gaga set a new standard when she sang the United States national anthem in 2016 during the football championship's 50th anniversary. Gaga returned the following year to perform at the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
Actress-director Alexandria Wailes is expected to accompany P!nk when she performs at the big game. Wailes will deliver both the American Sign Language versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful."
Super Bowl LII will air on Feb. 4 on NBC.