The San Francisco Giants and the Baltimore Ravens will go head to head on Sunday evening in New Orleans, looking to add a Superbowl victory to their franchise records. From an entertainment world standpoint, the Superbowl is also known for it’s marquee guest performances, half-time shows and big money ads. Awhile back, we announced that Beyonce will headline this year’s half-time show (with a rumored appearance by Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams). During a press conference this afternoon, Beyonce confirmed that she “will absolutely be singing live” on Sunday. Beyonce also admitted to lip-syncing during President Obama’s Inauguration earlier this month.
Beyonce commanded attention during today’s conference by kicking it off with an a cappella rendition of our nation’s National Anthem, to which she followed with “any questions?” (You can watch a clip below) As for the Inauguration performance, Beyonce noted that due to the wintry weather, she did not rehearse with the USMC band and did not feel comfortable singing live with them. In preparation of Sunday’s performance, Beyonce noted
“When I got to the Super Dome, I took my shoes off, I planted my feet into the ground, and I just ran. I’m trying to learn to live in every moment because these moments are not promised to us.”
Also on board for Sunday is Alicia Keys, who will be performing the National Anthem before kickoff. Announced earlier Thursday, Jennifer Hudson tweeted that she will be singing America the Beautiful with special guests from the Sandy Hook Elementary Children’s Chorus. Good luck making it through that performance without tears welling in your eyes.
Coverage will last all day on CBS with kick-off festivities scheduled for 6:25 ET!