Lady Gaga is all set to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The news was announced by the National Football League on Tuesday. The pop icon will lend her voice to the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the pre-game festivities at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California.
The 29-year-old singer will pick up the national-anthem torch from American singer and actress Idina Menzel who performed the anthem last year. Menzel is best known for voicing Queen Elsa in Disney’s 2013 hit animation film “Frozen.” Lady Gaga will be joined on stage by Marlee Matlin, the Academy Award-winning actress who will perform the anthem in sign language.
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The Super Bowl 50 will be aired live on CBS with Gaga kicking off the games with her rendition of the country’s national anthem. Besides, British rock band Coldplay will perform along with Beyoncé at the Super Bowl halftime show. Other stars, who are rumoured to be performing include Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and many more.
In previous years, the singers who have kicked off the NFL-sponsored games include Carrie Underwood, Billy Joel and Jennifer Hudson.
After, “Poker Face’s” much-awaited performance, the first match will kick off between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The announcement of Gaga’s performance at Super Bowl 50 comes close on the heels of the news that she will pay tribute to British legend David Bowie during a special performance at the 2016 Grammys on Feb.15.
The Grammy Award winning singer will also perform at the Oscars at the end of the month. She has also been nominated for best original song “Till It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground” at the Academy Awards which will be held on Feb.28. This year has started off on a great note for the “Cheek to Cheek” singer. She won a Golden Globe for her role in “American Horror Story: Hotel” in January.