Rihanna Promises ‘Crowd Pack’ Halftime Show to Be Center of Super Bowl 57 Celebrity Supplement
Rihanna promises ‘packed crowd’ halftime show to be center of celebrity supplement super bowl 57.
But the 13-minute mini extravaganza, her first live event in seven years, was just entertainment surrounding Sunday’s big game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. part.
Chris Stapleton, who has dominated the country music awards in recent years, will be challenged and scrutinized to sing the national anthem.
“The national anthem is not an easy song for a singer. As we’ve seen many times in the past, it can go terribly wrong,” Stapleton said at a media event ahead of the game. “But if you’re going to do it, this is the place to do it. I’m going to play it there. Play it like I do.”
The length of the national anthem has become one of countless game elements available for betting. Oddsmakers had Stapleton’s “Star-Spangled Banner” at 2:5.
It’s the Super Bowl, and one national anthem isn’t enough. R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.”
“Abbot Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing what has been dubbed the black national anthem, “Sing It Up.”
There are bound to be celebrity faces in the stands. Some people will care more about the outcome than others. The Eagles count Kevin Hart and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Rob McElhenney among their biggest fans. Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis worked hard for the Chiefs.
Many celebs showed up at the Super Bowl week party.
There are many others, including John Travolta and Alicia Silverstone, who will appear in the big ad for the big game.
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