Talk Show Host to Sing ‘America the Beautiful’ at Super Bowl

Jan 28, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A television talk show host has landed one of the top singing gigs for the Super Bowl, set for Sunday, Feb. 2. Starpulse reports that Queen Latifah will sing "America the Beautiful" at the event, which takes place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

"Queen Latifah, 43, was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in East Orange, so the venue will certainly be particularly special for her," the report notes. "This will be the second time the star has sung the song at the Super Bowl, initially performing in 2010."

Latifah hosts the syndicated daytime show "The Queen Latifah Show."

Opera star Renee Fleming will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, as we reported previously. The halftime show will include musical acts Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Queen-Latifah.jpgQueen Latifah

3 Comments

  1. Let us hope that she can keep the tempo up and not noddle the song to death. The song should be sung to honor the country, not the virtuosity of the singer. Too many signers ruin it for me by singing like they are auditioning for “The Voice.” And, there is no such word as “Bah-rave”!

  2. Agreed in part. Some singers really muck up both this song and the National Anthem but you can’t beat Marvin Gaye’s version at the NBA 83 All Star game was amazing. But you hit it on the head. It does become annoying.

  3. Why is ANYONE singing America the Beautiful? Isn’t our national anthem already being sung by a world class soprano? What on Earth is the point of having some sub-par “singer” perform another patriotic song? It’s kind of like this BS at some baseball games where they now play God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch and expect everyone to stand at attention yet again. We already participated in our forced patriotism at the beginning of the game. Once is enough. Please don’t be offended, but I’m going to go get another beer. Anyone want one?

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