The National Football League and NBC annouced that Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will sing â€œAmerica The Beautifulâ€ as part of Super Bowl XLVI pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.
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In addition, Lenny Kravitz and The Fray will help kick off Super Bowl XLVI as part of the pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium.
More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last yearâ€™s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history.Â The pregame show, including the National Anthem and â€œAmerica The Beautifulâ€ and Super Bowl XLVI will be broadcast worldwide.Â Clarkson will make her Super Bowl debut and she is among many great 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, BeyoncÃ© Knowles, Christina Aguilera and many more.Â Â Â
Shelton & Lambert join Vicki Carr (Super Bowl XI), Ray Charles (Super Bowl XXXV), Mary J. Blige and Marc Anthony (Super Bowl XXXVI), Alicia Keys (Super Bowl XXXIX), Faith Hill (Super Bowl XLIII), Queen Latifah (Super Bowl XLIV) and Lea Michele (Super Bowl XLVI) as the only artists to perform the song at the Super Bowl.Â
The NFL previously announced that Madonna will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.
The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner.
HISTORY OF SUPER BOWL HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT
SUPER BOWL HALFTIME
Â Â Â Â Â I - Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands.
Â Â Â Â II - Grambling University.
Â Â Â III - â€œAmerica Thanksâ€ with Florida A&M University.
Â Â Â Â IV - Carol Channing.
Â Â Â Â Â V - Florida A&M Band.
Â Â Â Â VI - â€œSalute to Louis Armstrongâ€ with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team.
Â Â Â VII - â€œHappiness Isâ€¦â€ with University of Michigan Band and Woody Herman.
Â Â VIII - â€œA Musical Americaâ€ with University of Texas Band.
Â Â Â Â IX - â€œTribute to Duke Ellingtonâ€ with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University Bands.
Â Â Â Â Â X - â€œ200 Years and Just a Babyâ€ Tribute to Americaâ€™s Bicentennial.
Â Â Â Â XI - â€œItâ€™s a Small Worldâ€ including crowd participation for first time with spectators waving colored placards on cue.
Â Â Â XII - â€œFrom Paris to the Paris of Americaâ€ with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.
Â Â XIII - â€œSuper Bowl XIII Carnivalâ€ Salute to the Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands.
Â Â Â XIV - â€œA Salute to the Big Band Eraâ€ with Up with People.
Â Â Â Â XV - â€œA Mardi Gras Festival.â€
Â Â Â XVI - â€œA Salute to the 60â€™s and Motown.â€
Â Â XVII - â€œKaleidoSUPERscopeâ€ (a kaleidoscope of color and sound).
Â XVIII - â€œSuper Bowl XVIIIâ€™s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen.â€
Â Â Â XIX - â€œA World of Childrenâ€™s Dreams.â€
Â Â Â Â XX - â€œBeat of the Future.â€
Â Â Â XXI - â€œSalute to Hollywoodâ€™s 100th Anniversary.â€
Â Â XXII - â€œSomething Grandâ€ featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby Checker.
Â XXIII - â€œBe Bop Bamboozledâ€ featuring 3-D effects.
Â Â XXIV - â€œSalute to New Orleansâ€ and 40th Anniversary of Peanutsâ€™ characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas.
Â Â Â XXV - â€œA Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowlâ€ featuring New Kids on the Block.
Â Â XXVI - â€œWinter Magicâ€ including a salute to the winter season and the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill.
Â XXVII - â€œHeal the Worldâ€ featuring Michael Jackson and 3,500 local children. Finale included audience card stunt.
Â XXVIII - â€œRockin Country Sundayâ€ featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd. Finale included flashlight stunt.
Â Â XXIX - â€œIndiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eyeâ€ featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine and stunts including fire and skydivers. Finale included audience participation with light sticks.
Â Â Â XXX - Diana Ross celebrating 30 years of the Super Bowl with special effects, pyrotechnics and stadium card stunt. Finale featured Diana Ross being taken from the stadium in a helicopter.
Â Â XXXI - â€œBlues Brothers Bashâ€ featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi. Also featuring â€œThe Godfather of Soulâ€ James Brown and ZZ Top.
Â XXXII - â€œA Tribute to Motownâ€™s 40th Anniversaryâ€ including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations.
Â XXXIII - â€œCelebration of Soul, Salsa and Swingâ€ featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and tap dancer Savion Glover.
Â XXXIV - â€œA Tapestry of Nationsâ€ featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and an 80-person choir.
Â Â XXXV - â€œThe Kings of Rock and Popâ€ featuring Aerosmith, *Nâ€™SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
Â XXXVI - U2
Â XXXVII - Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
XXXVIII - Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake
Â XXXIX - Paul McCartney
Â Â Â Â XL - The Rolling Stones
Â Â Â XLI - Prince
Â Â XLII - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Â XLIII - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Â Â XLIV - The Who
Â Â Â XLV - The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
Â Â XLVI - MadonnaÂ
In other Super Bowl-related news, the National Football League announced that NFL fans will be able to experience all aspects of Super Bowl XLVI at Superbowl.com with dynamic live programming, community features, in-depth event coverage from reporters and expert analysts, plus an interactive trivia challenge.
THE SUPER BOWL XLVI OFFICIAL GUIDE PRESENTED BY VERIZON features a detailed guide to local restaurants, nightlife, and official Super Bowl events, with a 3D map of Indianapolis and an interactive 3D map of Lucas Oil Stadium for game day.Â Follow all of the social media buzz, pin your parking spot and find your seating section in the stadium, plus much more.Â You can get the app on your Android phone (http://market.android.com/details?id=com.nfl.sbxlviguide), Android tablet (http://market.android.com/details?id=com.nfl.sbxlviguidetab) or iTunes App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sb-xlvi-guide/id413928892?mt=8).
The Super Bowl XLVI Game Program Presented by Chevrolet is a digital version of the iconic souvenir program optimized for a tablet. With additional interactive content, the Program chronicles the New York Giantsâ€™ and New England Patriotsâ€™ roads to Super Bowl XLVI, captures memories of past Super Bowls and recaps key moments from the 2011 season. â€œThe Super Bowl XLVI Game Program Presented by Chevroletâ€ will be available for free in the Android Market and iTunes App Store.
Superbowl.com contains detailed information on events during the week, live streaming of Media Day and Radio Row, a visitorâ€™s guide and how to buy Super Bowl XLVI tickets. Fans may visit SUPERBOWL.COM to find out locations around Indianapolis of all official NFL Shops at Super Bowl XLVI as well as information about The NFL Experience presented by GMC, pro footballâ€™s interactive theme park. Fans may follow @nfl and @superbowl on Twitter or go to www.superbowl.com/nflx for the most up-to-date information on player and celebrity appearances at The NFL Experience.
Fans may watch live online streaming of the weekâ€™s biggest events including Super Bowl XLVI Media Day, Super Bowl Live from Radio Row, the Commissionerâ€™s news conference, and the announcement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2012.
In addition to the unprecedented live Super Bowl streaming on NBCSports.com and NFL.com, the Super Bowl broadcast will be exclusively available to Verizon Wireless mobile customers in the U.S. via NFL Mobile only from Verizon. The NFL Mobile only from Verizon app also includes exclusive live streaming of the Super Bowl XLVI radio broadcasts in English and Spanish, as well as on-demand Super Bowl XLVI video highlights. NFL Mobile only from Verizon users can get additional Super Bowl XLVI coverage on the applicationâ€™s live 24-7 stream of NFL Network. For more information on mobile access, Verizon Wireless customers can visit: http://verizonwireless.com/nfl/.
NFL.com also features a powerful lineup, including senior writers Steve Wyche and Jason La Canfora, analysts Bucky Brooks, Gil Brandt and Elliot Harrison and national reporter Jeff Darlington along with information and insight from NFL Network reporter Albert Breer, former front office executive Michael Lombardi and Super Bowl XXXV winning coach Brian Billick round out the comprehensive coverage.
On game day, fans around the globe can listen to international radio broadcasts of Super Bowl XLVI. NFL.com will stream broadcasts from 10 countries including Spain, Germany, China, Russia and Japan. Additionally, Super Bowl commercials will be available on superbowl.com at the end of each quarter. Fans will be able to rate, comment on and share the commercials.
For the twelfth consecutive year, fans will be able to vote for the Super Bowl XLVI MVP presented by Chevrolet on nfl.com.Â In addition, fans also will be able to visit NFL.com on web-enabled mobile devices to vote for the MVP.Â In the fourth quarter of the game, fans, along with a media panel, will select the MVP, who will be awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy. Combined votes on nfl.com and web-enabled mobile devices will count 20 percent towards the MVP.
Fans can test their Super Bowl knowledge with the NFL Two-Minute Trivia Super Bowl game. To prepare for the challenge, check out the comprehensive history section that includes highlights from the first 45 Super Bowl games.
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