Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 1/18/13
With Beyonce handling the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, the Associated Press is reporting that the National Football League has tapped soulful singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to handle the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before kickoff. The NFL has yet to confirm Keys as the anthem singer and the individual who told the AP spoke on the condition of anonymity. As far as the decision to have Keys sing the anthem is concerned, I could take her or leave her. Don’t get me wrong, she’s extremely talented and will likely do a phenomenal job with it. That’s the problem with picking Keys: She’s a low-risk, high-reward selection. She’s a great singer and has had a low incidence of drama in her successful career. Not that I blame the NFL for going this way with it, but I’d much rather have someone with some inherent risk, where the chance for an epic meltdown or embarrassing gaffe is always a possibility. So, with that in mind, here’s my question: Why not have Christina Aguilera do it again? Now, that is the kind of train wreck we’d all love to watch careening perilously down the tracks, right? TweetThe post And your singer of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVII is… appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

76ers trading Ersan Ilyasova to Hawks for Tiago Splitter, pick

Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris, which could ban some participants

DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

Report: Nets trading Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

Elliott spoke with police after 'best friend' caught with gun

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jets reportedly believe Jay Cutler can compete in AFC East

Report: 'Melo could waive no-trade clause for Clippers after season

Rivers: Paul medically cleared to play, could return Thursday

Trea Turner missed part of Nats camp Wedneday for jury duty

Hernandez's prison calls to Pouncey could come up in trial

Josh Hamilton experiences pain in reconstructed knee, leaves camp

The top 10 MLB third basemen heading into spring training

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

Box Score 2/22: Not everyone is happy with the new intentional walk rule

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The top 10 MLB third basemen heading into spring training

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win the MVP award

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker