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Kelly Clarkson To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl

January 13, 2012 02:58 PM by Amelia Cooper

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, the season one winner of Fox’s American Idol, is getting ready to hit the stage for what could possibly be the biggest performance of her life. She has been chosen to sing the national anthem for Super Bowl XLVI. That means she has about three weeks to perfect her vocals and make sure she’s got the lyrics memorized better than Christina Aguilera, who messed them up at last year’s Super Bowl.

Kelly Clarkson may have been the first American Idol, but she is actually the third American Idol winner to earn the honor of performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. She follows in the footsteps of two fellow female American Idol alum, Jordin Sparks (who won season six) and Carrie Underwood (winner of season four).

Airing live from Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, Super Bowl XLVI is stacked with entertainment. After fans enjoy Kelly Clarkson’s game opening national anthem, they will then see a half-time performance featuring Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A. There are still eight teams vying to be one of the two teams competing to bring home the Lombardi trophy, which is awarded to the Super Bowl winner every year. The Green Bay Packers are the defending champions and are one of the eight remaining teams.

In addition to her victory on American Idol, Kelly Clarkson was the runner-up on World Idol in 2003. She will be joining Blake Shelton’s team as an advisor on NBC’s The Voice this season, which premieres right after the Super Bowl.

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