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Demi Lovato to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

Demi Lovato, who was announced this week as a performer at the Grammy Awards, will sing the National Anthem a week later as part of Super Bowl LIV pregame festivities at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and the Fox network announced today.

The pregame show, including the National Anthem, will be broadcast live worldwide.

Lovato will join a prestigious line up of Super Bowl National Anthem performers that includes Gladys Knight, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Joel, P!NK, Jordin Sparks, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Neil Diamond.

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Christine Sun Kim, internationally renowned sound artist and performer, will sign the National Anthem in American Sign Language.

The appearance, combined with the Grammy performance, marks a big return for Lovato, who has been recovering from a July 2018 drug overdose and subsequent hospitalization. However, it will not be her first high-profile appearance: In November, Lovato took the stage at the Teen Vogue Summit for a frank interview with editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner, a move that she admitted filled her with some trepidation.

“I’ve gone through a lot, and this is really my first public thing, so I’m a little nervous,” Lovato said before the audience at L.A.’s Goya Studios. “Over the past year, I’ve learned a ton. I feel like I’m more in tune with who I am now, where I’m at today.”

Sources tell Variety Lovato will be releasing new music in the coming weeks.

The NFL previously announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL Network Production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner.

SUPER BOWL NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMERS

Super Bowl Performer Super Bowl Performer
Super Bowl I Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands Super Bowl XXVIII Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (Signed by Courtney Keel Foley)
Super Bowl II Grambling University Band Super Bowl XXIX Kathie Lee Gifford (Signed by Heather Whitestone)
Super Bowl III Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts) Super Bowl XXX Vanessa Williams (Signed by Mary Kim Titla)
Super Bowl IV Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts) Super Bowl XXXI Luther Vandross (Signed by Erika Schwarz)
Super Bowl V Tommy Loy (trumpeter) Super Bowl XXXII Jewel (Signed by Phyllis Frelich)
Super Bowl VI U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale Super Bowl XXXIII Cher (Signed by Speaking Hands)
Super Bowl VII Andy Williams & Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago) Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew Super Bowl XXXIV Faith Hill (Signed by Briarlake Elementary School Signing Choir)
Super Bowl VIII Charlie Pride Super Bowl XXXV Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney)
Super Bowl IX Grambling University Band with Mardi Gras Chorus Super Bowl XXXVI Mariah Carey (Signed by Joe Narcisse
Super Bowl X Tom Sullivan Super Bowl XXXVII Dixie Chicks (Signed by Janet Maxwell);
“God Bless America” performed by Celine Dion
Super Bowl XI Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful) Super Bowl XXXVIII Beyoncé Knowles (Signed by Suzanna Christy)
Super Bowl XII Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University Super Bowl XXXIX More than 100 representatives from the four branches of the military (Signed by Wesley Tallent)
Super Bowl XIII Colgate University Thirteen Super Bowl XL Aaron Neville and Dr. John with Aretha Franklin & Detroit based 150-member choir (Signed by Angela LaGuardia of Michigan School for Deaf).
Super Bowl XIV Cheryl Ladd Super Bowl XLI Billy Joel (Signed by Marlee Matlin and Jason Hay-Southwell)
Super Bowl XV Helen O’Connell Super Bowl XLII Jordin Sparks (Signed by A Dreamer)
Super Bowl XVI Diana Ross Super Bowl XLIII Jennifer Hudson (Signed by Kristen Santos)
Super Bowl XVII Leslie Easterbrook Super Bowl XLIV Carrie Underwood (Signed by Kinesha Battles)
Super Bowl XVIII Barry Manilow Super Bowl XLV Christina Aguilera (Signed by Candice Villesca)
Super Bowl XIX Children’s Choir of San Francisco Super Bowl XLVI Kelly Clarkson (Signed by Rachel Mazique)
Super Bowl XX Wynton Marsalis Super Bowl XLVII Alicia Keys (Signed by John Maucere)
Super Bowl XXI Neil Diamond Super Bowl XLVIII Renée Fleming (Signed by Amber Zion)
Super Bowl XXII Herb Alpert Super Bowl XLIX Idina Menzel (Signed by Treshelle Edmond)
Super Bowl XXIII Billy Joel Super Bowl 50 Lady Gaga (Signed by Marlee Matlin)
Super Bowl XXIV Aaron Neville Super Bowl LI Luke Bryan (Signed by Kriston Pumphrey)
Super Bowl XXV Whitney Houston Super Bowl LII P!NK (Signed by Alexandria Wailes)
Super Bowl XXVI Harry Connick, Jr. (Signed by Lori Hilary)  Super Bowl LIII  Gladys Knight (Signed by Aarron Loggins)
Super Bowl XXVII Garth Brooks (Signed by Marlee Matlin) Super Bowl LIV Demi Lovato (Signed by Christine Sun Kim)

 

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