Report: Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Sing at Super Bowl

Kelly Clarkson is set to sing the National Anthem at the upcoming Super Bowl game on Sunday February 5. Also Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will sing “America The Beautiful”. (The Tennessean)

The Superbowl will air on NBC. The Voice will premiere after the Superbowl.  Blake Shelton’s wife, Miranda Lambert and his pal Kelly Clarkson are set to be his celebrity advisers during The Voice battle rounds later in the season.

Total synergy! Still. I have no doubt everyone will KILL IT. Especially queen Kelly.

The news has not been announced officially, but I’d say it was a pretty safe bet. The league is expected to reveal the Super Bowl anthem singer later this month.

  • Kirsten

    Very cool that Kelly is singing the NA at the Super Bowl. She’ll do it justice

    Kelly will definitely show how it’s done.

    What I think is super cool, is that this is the 4th time I can remember an Idol singing the NA for the Superbowl (which is really the pinnacle of NA singing). IIRC, Jordin Sparks was first, then Jennifer Hudson and then Carrie Underwood.

    That’s pretty impressive when you consider Idols have been asked 4 times since 2007.

    Adam Levine, the ball is in your court. ;-)

    (Christina did sing it last year, but that’s best forgotten and she’s a judge. Just like Blake. They couldn’t spare Javier a few freakin’ minutes? Great, NBC features an AI winner and there will be an ad featuring the X-Factor winner, but The Voice is all about the judges/mentors).

    Anyway, Congrats to Kelly and Blake and his wife

  • Valentin432

    OMG OMG OMG

    So happy that it finally happened!

    To answer Kirsten, I don’t think Jordin did it at the superbowl but for the NFC or AFC championship.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    (Christina did sing it last year, but that’s best forgotten and she’s a judge).

    Yep, I’m trying to block that from my memory.  Heh

    Kelly will definitely do the NA justice.  I have no doubts about the whatsoever.  She will kill it (in a good way).  The super bowl usually gets excellent ratings each year and so this should give the album a nice boost.

    Go Kelly! 

  • windmills

    Valentin432: To answer Kirsten, I don’t think Jordin did it at the superbowl but for the NFC or AFC championship.

    Jordin sang the Star Spangled Banner the year the Super Bowl was in Glendale, Arizona and the NY Giants (a team her dad played for) won. I think it was 2007 or 2008. 

    Congrats Kelly, Blake & Miranda! I’m sure they’re going to kill it.

  • Kirsten

    I think it was 2007 or 2008.

    Yep, I messed up the dates. It’s been 4 times since 2008.
    2008: Jordin Sparks
    2009: Jennifer Hudson
    2010: Carrie Underwood
    2011: Christina
    2012: Kelly Clarkson

    I don’t think Jordin did it at the superbowl but for the NFC or AFC championship.

    In 2010, Jordin sang at the NFC Championship and Kris Allen sang at the AFC Championship games. It was a very Idol-ful end to the NFL season. But as noted, Jordin had previously sung at the 2008 Superbowl in Glendale.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly is a perfect choice and I’m frankly surprised this is her first.  That girl is everywhere this year, and I’m looking forward to her performance!

  • Valentin432
  • fuzzywuzzy
    Very cool that Kelly is singing the NA at the Super Bowl. She’ll do it justice

    Kelly will definitely show how it’s done.

    Yep.  Great promo for Kelly, Blake and Miranda.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Kelly is on fiyah – The OG American Idol has been killing it w/some hella good promo this album cycle… You go girl!

  • http://twitter.com/kirkcharles Kirk Wilson

    happy its Kelly but kinda upset that Kat isnt doing either. Really shocked since Smash premieres the next night and it would be smart of NBC to do. But Kat is attending the game, she said.

  • sd34567

    Jordin sang the Star Spangled Banner the year the Super Bowl was in
    Glendale, Arizona and the NY Giants (a team her dad played for) won. I
    think it was 2007 or 2008. 

    Super Bowl 42 – The greatest Super Bowl ever.  Most awesome game.  All Super Bowls afterward have failed in comparison.

    I’m kind of meh of this news.  I’m sick of Blake and Miranda and I’ve kind of soured on Kelly.  Plus, you have Madonna doing the halftime show and that’s not fitting at all.  Who knows if I’m even going to watch the Super Bowl.  It all depends what teams are playing.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Kelly and yes it was Jordin that started the Idol trend.

  • Trina

    Fantastic news! Kelly is a perfect choice and long overdue. Shes a big enough name right now and she’ll do the NA justice.  This whole era for her is starting to remind me of the Breakaway era just before she blew up. Just wait until WDKY smashes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    Gotta hand it to Kelly’s management! They have her everywhere!! I’ll bet NBC likes the tie in to The Voice too!!

  • Anonymous

    other way around — Kris sang at the NFC Championship and Jordin at the AFC Championship game in 2010 :)

  • Anonymous

    yay for Kelly!

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    I hate football so I’ll wait for Utube to watch Kelly kill it. I would also like to see Katherine McPhee do it,  I think by this time next year Katherine will be the “it” girl to go to.

  • Anonymous

    Guess they misread the twitter petition and thought it was for Miranda lol. There’s always next year for Adam Lambert.

  • harvestmoon

    Super Bowl 42 – The greatest Super Bowl ever.  

    Unless, of course, you’re a Patriots fan.  :(

    This is great unexpected news, what a huge honor for Kelly!  To say that the game gets excellent ratings is a big understatement, I remember last year’s game broke the record for most-watched TV program EVER (over 100 million).  And it is one of the few times that most TV viewers make a point of watching whoever sings the nation anthem.  Hopefully, it will give Kelly’s sales a nice boost.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t care who’s singing what.  Just want my Saints to be there.  LSU sucked (looking at you Jefferson) in the BCS championship so hoping my other team (looking at you Brees) will go all the way.  Who Dat!

  • Anonymous

    meh me too.   once again,  I just dont get it.. with Kelly.  yes, a big deal to sing the superbowl game, but again,  this country connection.   What happened to the pop queen.   she is no longer.  it seems.  her album, well,  is slow to sell,  and the album is just not that good.   MKIT is so blah..   Well,  since Carrie has exploded and done so well,  I guess they all got to do it now..  she has developed over the years.  But Kelly,  seems to be still finding her way or just doing whatever.  no direction to me..    and yes, i think she should care a bit about how she looks.      just should as an artist and a esp. a singer.. 

  • sd34567

    Gotta hand it to Kelly’s management! They have her everywhere!! I’ll bet NBC likes the tie in to The Voice too!! 

    That’s probably why they’re doing this.  All three have a connection to The Voice; The Super Bowl is on NBC this year and The Voice is premiering afterward.  Plus, don’t all three have the same management?  There you go.

    Like last year, the Super Bowl was on Fox.  Lea Michele did “America the Beautiful”.  She stars on Glee, a Fox show.  Shocked Fox didn’t have the entire Glee cast do something.  Christina Aguilera did the National Anthem.  The Steelers were in the Super Bowl.  Christina is a native of Pittsburgh.  She apparently got her start singing the National Anthem at Steelers games.

  • jan

    This is great for Kelly. SNL and now the Super Bowl and soon The Voice. She is really doing well this era. It looks like her new single is going to tear up the radio charts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathleen-Moore/100001271239732 Kathleen Moore

    Congrats to Kelly.  I thought she would have sung the NA last year…SB in her hometown (Dallas), and on FOX (10th year of AI).  So this is fitting.

  • Anonymous

    Why is carrie in this conversation? But if we must go there her sales have taken a hit as well. Maybe everyone needs to reinvent themselves to stay fresh and relevant. This ridiculous meme about how awful Kelly looks is silly. We have Ke$ha walking around looking dirty, Katie and Gaga buy their clothing from the same clothier as Randy Jackson, but thats ok because they are skinny? Ill take shapely, sings her ass off Kelly hands down any day. This country issue means you haven’t heard the cd.

  • mmb

    I personally was hoping that John Mellencamp would do the anthem ( he is an Indiana boy, they haven’t had a man sing in 4/5 years). Oh well. That being said Kelly is an unsurprising choice ( the NFL sure likes those female Idolettes!) and she will absolutely do a fantastic rendition.

  • windmills

    Glamou5: Guess they misread the twitter petition and thought it was for Miranda lol. There’s always next year for Adam Lambert.

    I know this a joke but I’m going to be a grump. Miranda is a BIG deal in American music in terms of critical acclaim AND sales.  She deserves this on her own merits and I’m glad she got this. And, I’ve never known a twitter petition to have any effect on who gets looked on the Super Bowl.

    So, Kelly’s totally doing this live right? Carrie was the 1st to sing the SSB live at the Super Bowl in a while (Rickey Minor advises against it), then Christina was obviously live too.

  • http://twitter.com/JoMartinezMusic Joe Martinez

    Now I have a reason to watch the Superbowl!! hahah :D Queen Kelly will slay!!

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    Anticipating the moment on The Voice S2 where Kelly looks at Xtina and says, “THAT, babe, is how you sing the NA at the SuperBowl” 

  • Anonymous

    This has been a couple of very good days for Kelly. Her second single has smash potential and this is def a primo gig.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Already commented on this in the other thread, but I’ll say it again. Grats to Kelly. She will do great. Also congrats to Miranda and Blake.

    The NFL really seems to love them some Idols. 

  • RustySax

    Plus -

    The sound guys will be able to turn off the Auto Tune when Kelly sings!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    I think it was just a tongue in cheek joke. I could be wrong and I laughed because it was funny but I certainly don’t think Miranda isn’t a star.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Kelly!!  She will totally do the NA justice!!  You go girl!! 

  • TBTW

    WOW – so excited to hear that Kelly is gonna sing the Anthem at the Super Bowl!!  She killed it at the World Series last year, so I’m sure she’ll do great.   WTG Kelly C!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Kelly.  It’s great that the Idol ladies are representing so well at the Super Bowl.

  • Anonymous

    Twitter petitions happen for a lot of things, I doubt they would have given it to Adam.

  • Tess

    I think Kelly will have to go all out to match this performance by an 18 year old Jordin Sparks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGQfHIfSWK0 

    I have no idea if it was live or if she lip synced….nor do I care.  The version was excellent and moving and I liked the fact it had accompaniment.  I get so tired of all the acapella versions where it turns into a she/he did it better than she/he did. And probably the best thing about Jordin’s version is that she didn’t scream, or make funny faces, or forget the words…she just SANG with lots of sincerity and emotion.   

  • Anonymous

    HAHA Great callout. Kelly and XTina sharing a stage together is great, and I am VERY excited to see Kelly both at Radio City Music Hall on 1/21 and performing at the Super Bowl!

  • Anonymous

    You know why Kelly gets all these gigs? Because of three reasons: 1) She can sing LIVE and bookers know it; 2) She has now hit that magic number of 10 years (and 5 albums) in the music industry, which really increases her stature and status as a reliable and marketable force; and 3) She literally is the nicest, sweetest and most honest interviewer in the music biz today.

  • Tess

    Haven’t four of the last five NA singers on Superbowl Sunday come from the Idol ranks and the fifth had a “new show to promote” when she sang.  Would be interesting to see if all five have/had the same booking agent.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Also, Idol alumni have a really high rate of prominent NA
    performances compared to the rest of the recording industry….wonder
    what the connection is.

    They can sing live, tend to have the range and they have name recognition for an all ages mass TV audience.