And now its official! Multiple official sources including the NFL have confirmed that Christina Aguilera will be bring her big pipes to one of the biggest television events of the year singing The National Anthem at next weekend’s Super Bowl.
Christina now joins the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, Cher, Jewel amongst other Super Bowl performers. With last year’s singer Carrie Underwood performing in front of a record breaking 153 million viewers, this is a huge stage for Aguilera to really make a comeback and remind people of the voice that ultimately made her famous. Christina made a statement saying:
I have been performing the Anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true. I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event.
Despite having a rough year in 2010, the fact remains that Christina is one of the top vocalists of her generation and generations to come. The fact that she’s also so young gives her an appeal to have younger viewers watch as well as older viewers appreciate a young talent. Xtina joins the same bill as the Black Eyed Peas who are performing at the Halftime Show.
*Also little sidenote, Christina performed The National Anthem at the NBA Finals in the summer of 2010 for her current hometown the Los Angeles Lakers who then went on to win the game. Dubbing her their “good luck charm” the Lakers brought her back for the final game as well that they also won. Christina was raised in Pittsburg, where the Steelers are from. Make your bets now…