Idina Menzel, John Legend Set to Sing Before Super Bowl XLIX

The cold never bothered her anyway — although with Super Bowl XLIX set for University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, that probably won’t be an issue when Idina Menzel performs the National Anthem as part of the pre-show festivities.

Indeed, the Frozen actress and Broadway diva has been tapped to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” right before kickoff at this year’s NFL extravaganza — airing Sunday, Feb. 1 on NBC — following in the footsteps of 2014 performer, opera star Renée Fleming.

R&B phenom John Legend, meanwhile, will do the honors on “America the Beautiful.”

More than 112.2 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history, NBC noted.

The NFL previously announced that Katy Perry will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

Excited to hear Menzel and Legend’s take on their respective patriotic numbers? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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7 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Hope Idina Menzel won’t screw up like she did on New Year’s Eve.

  2. K says:

    Amazing. Haters of Idina Menzel are literally going to preach until they’re blue in the face. She’s entertained millions of people for many years with her voice. Keep singing girl

  3. dan says:

    Idina needs to thank her agent, Disney and John Travolta! Looking forward to the Star Spangled Banner before the Super Bowl.

  4. Julie says:

    Cold DID bother her on NYE but if remember correctly, she killed it at the Allstar Game last summer. I think it’s a great choice. Love Idina!

  5. suzybel58 says:

    Just don’t have John Travolta introduce her.

  6. Ginger says:

    I would like someone to sing the National Anthem as it was originally written. It is be sung in respect and to honor our country. “NOT TO SHOW SOME ARTIST TALENT OR LACK OF”!!!!!!!!!!