Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Pink to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LII

Pink arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 2017. /AP Pink arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 2017. /AP
Wallace Pearson | 09 January, 2018, 02:13

Pink will sing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl.

Her Super Bowl LII performance comes after she released her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, in 2017 and before she takes off on her Beautiful Trauma world tour, which begins in Phoenix on March 1.

Lady Gaga sang the national anthem prior to Super Bowl 50 and was then the halftime performer for last season's game.

Pink hasn't officially commented on her involvement with the game, though she did tweet on January 6 that she was looking forward to a few major events in the first couple of months of 2018.

The 38-year-old singer has agreed to take on the big task at the forthcoming sporting event, which will be televised live before the game kicks off, on February 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the National Football League and NBC have confirmed today (08.01.18).

Last October, the 38-year-old singer weighed in on the NFL's NationalAnthem controversy - and Trump's claim that players who took a knee during the "Star Spangled Banner" were disrespecting the country.

The singer hinted at a big announcement on her Twitter page over the weekend.

Justin replied: 'I do half time'. Timberlake makes his return to Super Bowls stage after his controversial performance with Janet Jackson in 2004.

Justin pulled a face and looked at the camera before shouting, "I'm doing the Halftime Show", while he and Jimmy jumped around the room.

While Minnesota Vikings fans are hoping purple will be the dominant color of Super Bowl LII, the game will start with some Pink.

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