Idina Menzel And John Legend To Perform At 2015 Superbowl; Songstress ‘Humbled’ By the Opportunity
Idina Menzel, a Broadway stalwart who earned worldwide fame for Frozen's theme 'Let It Go', will be singing the United States National Anthem on the first day of the Superbowl 2015 this February at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 1. The announcement came out on Friday from the NFL committee, Rollingstone reports.
With her before the official start of the Superbowl is the Grammy-award winner and recent Oscar nominee, John Legend, who is said to perform "Beautiful America" during the occasion.
News sources like Syracus.com said that the songstress is thrilled and humbled for the opportunity to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner", considered an honor given to world-class divas such as Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Whitney Houston.
Menzel shares her fond memories of the late Whitney Houston who also sang the National Anthem in 1991.
On Twitter, Menzel said, "It was 1991 and I remember it well. Whitney [Houston] sings the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Almost as glorious as her voice was her huge and radiant smile. I am so humbled and honored to be asked this year."
Other performers who will be performing at the Superbowl halftime show are Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz.
Katy will dazzle the crowd, said to be composed of at least a 110 million people at the start of the kickoffs, with said performance of the medley of hit singles "Roar", Firework" and "California Girls."
Meanwhile, CBS Sports announced that Menzel is the eighth straight female to sing the US National Anthem. In the previous years, the performers given this rare opportunity include Renee Fleming, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks.
The average singing of The Star Spangled Banner is said to be (2:03) two minutes and three seconds.