Five-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLV pregame festivities at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, Feb. 6, the NFL and FOX announced Monday.
The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff.[ Also Read: Bing Brings ESPN Series ‘I Am a World Champion’ ]
More than 153 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, which is said to be the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show and Super Bowl XLV will be broadcast worldwide.
“I have been performing the Anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” Aguilera said. “I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event.”[ Also Read: Nike Offers the New French Football Kit ]
Aguilera returns to the Super Bowl having performed during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. She is among many 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, Beyonce Knowles and others.
The NFL previously announced that The Black Eyed Peas will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show.
The pregame and halftime shows are NFL Network production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner.