Super Bowl XLV: Christina Aguilera to sing National Anthem

Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV. (Associated Press)

Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV. (Associated Press)

Christina Aguilera is set to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV.

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Christina Aguilera (Associated Press)

I watched one of those VH1 Behind the Music deals on Aguilera over the summer and came away with a newfound respect for her voice. Also, I have a special place in my heart for those former Mouseketeers.

Her singing is definitely underrated. She should do a good job with the Anthem, but I don’t expect her to touch the Whitney Houston version, which is No. 2 all-time behind Marvin Gaye’s NBA All-Star game version.

Also, Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas should do a good job at halftime. Just glad they are not rolling out another rocker in a wheelchair to do the show. (Although Prince was pretty hot in Miami at XLI and Mick and the Stones were awesome at XL in Detroit).

This is what I think they call progress.

Fergie, the lead singer of Black Eyed Peas, will perform at halftime. (Associated Press)

Fergie, the lead singer of Black Eyed Peas, will perform at halftime. (Associated Press)

More than 153 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history.  The pregame show and Super Bowl XLV will be broadcast worldwide.

“I have been performing the Anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” Aguilera said in a release issued by the NFL. “I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event.”

Aguilera returns to the Super Bowl having performed during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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11 comments Add your comment

SawThat1nce

January 27th, 2011
2:21 am

Are the Peas old enough to be in a SB halftime show?

Najeh Davenpoop

January 27th, 2011
2:25 am

As a lifelong fan of hip hop music, I can safely say I would rather see a week long marathon of geriatric rockers before I see one minute of the Black Eyed Peas. They are HORRIBLE.

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Billy

January 27th, 2011
4:46 am

Christina should do a great job with the National Anthem!

luciano

January 27th, 2011
6:00 am

Please, Christina Aguilera has a huge voice and no need to touch Whitney…I luv her version..it’s such a pure and powerfull voice…Ain’t no other singer can’t stand up next to her….She is absolutely amazig…I do respect her voice and talent…I sorry for no having a Aguilera’s voice in my country….
Go,girl!

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Mona

January 27th, 2011
10:51 am

wootwoot!! Its about time they put her on!! shoot!! she is one of the best singers and she should do an awsome job with the anthem! people are gonna love her!! =] GO XTINA!!!!!

Floyd th barber

January 27th, 2011
12:19 pm

Faith Hill had the best ever Anthem. Youtube and see for yourself.

Tara Henderson

January 27th, 2011
2:06 pm

Go listen to all the sissies over at Classic Whitney, and I bet you’ll find more than a few talking about Whitney’s version finally being eclipsed. Eat me Manish!

Daniel

January 27th, 2011
2:13 pm

@Tara Henderson, wow bitter much? You are trash, glad you are gone! Classic Whitney has never been better!

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January 29th, 2011
5:07 am

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