Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
“I’m privileged to contribute to such a momentous occasion as the Super Bowl making its debut in Las Vegas,” expressed McEntire in an official statement.
The NFL unveiled the pregame entertainment lineup for the upcoming Super Bowl on Thursday, revealing that McEntire will perform the national anthem, while Post Malone is set to sing “America the Beautiful” and Andra Day will deliver a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Set to go down on Feb. 11, this year’s Super Bowl will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. In a press statement, McEntire said, “I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time.”
For the 68-year-old country icon, singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the upcoming sporting event holds deep significance, marking a full-circle moment. In a statement, Reba McEntire shared, “2024 marks 50 years since I was discovered singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary.”
Following the announcement, Andra Day expressed her excitement on social media, writing, “Peace & Blessings!!! Performing the Anthem at the SuperBowl yall! Grateful! Thank You God,” conveying her gratitude as a 39-year-old Golden Globe winner.
After the pregame festivities, Usher is set to grace the stage in the midst of the game for the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Each performer at Super Bowl LVII will be accompanied by an American Sign Language translator, adding an inclusive element to the show. CODA actor Daniel Durant will join Reba McEntire, while actress, model, and dancer Anjel Piñero will accompany Post Malone. Actor and choreographer Shaheem Sanchez will provide sign language interpretation for both “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and the halftime show.
In a recent digital cover interview with Vogue, Usher, who is set to headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, shared his thoughts on the upcoming performance. He expressed his hope that viewers, while initially tuning in for the football game, would walk away from the halftime show with something healing. Usher emphasized his focus on the fan experience, aiming to create a performance that evokes emotions and described himself as a “dreamer.”
Usher offered a sneak peek into his highly anticipated halftime show at Super Bowl LVII, revealing exciting elements for fans to look forward to. He hinted at a major costume change, roller skating, intricate choreography, and the promise of thrilling guest appearances.
However, Usher emphasized that his primary objective is to elevate R&B to the forefront of the performance. He expressed a desire for R&B not only in music but in the performance, connection, and spirit to “take the main stage.”
With three decades of experience in the industry, the Grammy winner aims to make the halftime show a celebration that resonates with everyone who has been part of his journey from the beginning until now.