Super Bowl 50 is almost upon us, and we’re already anticipating the many memorable TV moments that will come with it. The halftime show may be one of the most buzzed-about parts of the game each year, but the NFL always manages to snag an amazing singer to perform the national anthem leading up to the opening kickoff. This year, that coveted role will be filled by none other than Lady Gaga, as the NFL announced Wednesday.
The Mother Monster will put her spin on The Star-Spangled Banner as the Denver Broncos prepare to take on the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on February 7. The singer, who has previously has showcased her vocal abilities at the likes of the Grammys and the Academy Awards, should feel right at home before an audience of 100 million. Gaga will be joined at Super Bowl 50 by Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language.
Gaga won’t be the only Grammy winner performing at the biggest sporting event of the year. Coldplay will headline the halftime show, with Beyoncé returning to the Super Bowl stage to join forces with the British rock band. They’ll take the baton from Idina Mentzel, who sang the national anthem last year, and Katy Perry, who previously provided the halftime entertainment with help from Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz.
Super Bowl viewership typically spikes during the halftime show, but Gaga’s performance will still attract a massive audience. The big game scored record numbers last year, making it the most-watched U.S. TV event ever. We’ll see if this year’s broadcast can set a new record.
The NFL Twitter account announced the news with a short and sweet tweet.
— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2016
The Super Bowl airs on CBS at 6:30 pm ET on February 7.
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