In the “worst-kept secret” department, word leaked today on who will be singing the National Anthem during the upcoming broadcast of Super Bowl XLV, to be carried live by Fox, HitFix.com reported.
For its part, the NFL isn’t confirming anything. But multiple sources say the Anthem will be handled by Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, star of the current feature film "Burlesque."
Aguilera’s delivery of "The Star-Spangled Banner" marks a return to the Super Bowl for the star. She appeared during the halftime show back in 2000, when the lineup also included Enrique Iglesias and Phil Collins.
Last year, it was Carrie Underwood who performed the National Anthem.
The Super Bowl will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6.