Fleming to sing Super Bowl anthem

Fleming to sing Super Bowl anthem
January 21, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Opera singer Renée Fleming will sing the National Anthem before Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.

In addition, actress Amber Zion will perform sign language.

Don't know much about Fleming? Here is a clip of her and here's this from the NFL's press release:

"Fleming, known as “the people’s diva”, is a four-time Grammy winner, including the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo.  One of the world’s most beloved and celebrated singers, she captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice and consummate artistry, both on the world’s greatest opera stages and in concert halls; even extending her reach to include indie rock, jazz, film soundtracks, and other media.  Fleming has performed at other major events worldwide including the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, and during the Olympics in Beijing. At a White House ceremony last July, the President awarded Fleming the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist."

Bruno Mars will perform the halftime show with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Here's a list of who has performed all of the Super Bowl anthems:

Super Bowl XLVIII: Renée Fleming

Super Bowl XLVII: Alicia Keys

Super Bowl XLVI: Kelly Clarkson

Super Bowl XLV: Christina Aguilera

Super Bowl XLIV: Carrie Underwood

Super Bowl XLIII: Jennifer Hudson

Super Bowl XLII: Jordin Sparks (Signed by A Dreamer)    

Super Bowl XLI: Billy Joel (Signed by Marlee Matlin and Jason Hay-Southwell)

Super Bowl XL: Aaron Neville and Dr. John with Aretha Franklin & Detroit based 150-member choir (Signed by Angela LaGuardia of Michigan School for Deaf).

Super Bowl XXXIX: More than 100 representatives from the four branches of the military (Signed by Wesley Tallent )

Super Bowl XXXVIII: Beyoncé Knowles (Signed by Suzanna Christy)

Super Bowl XXXVII: Dixie Chicks (Signed by Janet Maxwell); “God Bless America” performed by Celine Dion

Super Bowl XXXVI: Mariah Carey (Signed by Joe Narcisse); “America The Beautiful” performed by Mary J. Blige & Marc Anthony

Super Bowl XXXV: Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney); "America The Beautiful" performed by Ray Charles

Super Bowl XXXIV: Faith Hill (Signed by Briarlake Elementary School Signing Choir)

Super Bowl XXXIII: Cher (Signed by Speaking Hands)

Super Bowl XXXII: Jewel (Signed by Phyllis Frelich)

Super Bowl XXXI: Luther Vandross (Signed by Erika Schwarz)

Super Bowl XXX: Vanessa Williams (Signed by Mary Kim Titla)

Super Bowl XXIX: Kathie Lee Gifford (Signed by Heather Whitestone)

Super Bowl XXVIII: Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (Signed by Courtney Keel Foley)

Super Bowl XXVII: Garth Brooks (Signed by Marlee Matlin)

Super Bowl XXVI: Harry Connick, Jr. (Signed by Lori Hilary)

Super Bowl XXV: Whitney Houston

Super Bowl XXIV: Aaron Neville

Super Bowl XXIII: Billy Joel

Super Bowl XXII: Herb Alpert

Super Bowl XXI: Neil Diamond

Super Bowl XX: Wynton Marsalis

Super Bowl XIX: Children’s Choir of San Francisco

Super Bowl XVIII: Barry Manilow

Super Bowl XVII: Leslie Easterbrook

Super Bowl XVI: Diana Ross

Super Bowl XV: Helen O’Connell

Super Bowl XIV: Cheryl Ladd

Super Bowl XIII: Colgate University Thirteen

Super Bowl XII: Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University

Super Bowl XI: Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful)

Super Bowl X: Tom Sullivan

Super Bowl IX: Grambling University Band with Mardi Gras Chorus

Super Bowl VIII: Charlie Pride

Super Bowl VII: Andy Williams & Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago) Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew

Super Bowl VI: U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale

Super Bowl V: Tommy Loy (trumpeter)

Super Bowl IV: Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts)

Super Bowl III: Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts)

Super Bowl II: Grambling University Band

Super Bowl I: Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands