The recent inauguration ball guest will sing “America the Beautiful” alongside the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus before the big game starts. As SPIN noted earlier, have a tissue nearby when the American Idol alumna and 26 children from the tragedy-stricken Newtown, Connecticut school step onto the field.
Following that performance, Alicia Keys will belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner” to kick things off (and no, it wouldn’t be a big deal if she lip-synced). Halftime will be handled by Beyoncé, who has recently been busy werkin’ it in rehearsals and telling everyone to shut up about her backing track-assisted rendition of the national anthem. Bey will reportedly also reunite with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates for a “Nuclear” (but kind of lame) medley during the show.
Super Bowl XLVII will broadcast live on CBS from New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 6:30 p.m. EST on February 3. The game’s really just filler, though, padding airtime between the Flaming Lips’ “Epic Playdate” Hyundai commercial and that not racist Volkswagen ad.