Lady Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl 2016. Meanwhile, Academy award winning actor Marlee Matlin will perform the National Anthem in American Sign Language. The NFL revealed the information to the Associated Press. NFL also posted the news to Twitter.
— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2016
In 2013, Gaga also sang the National Anthem at the NYC Pride Rally, recaps Elle.
Gaga at the Super Bowl adds more excitement to the festivities. As reported earlier, the halftime show lineup includes Coldplay together with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.
No word yet if she will join Beyoncé at halftime. However, one fan tweeted the following.
Beyoncé performing at halftime.
Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem.
Super Bowl 50 is actually Telephone Part II. Bye.
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) February 2, 2016
Her upcoming Super Bowl performance is another achievement for Gaga. Just last month, the singer won a Golden Globe for her role in the TV series “American Horror Story”.
Her song, “Til It Happens to You,” is up for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Gaga co-wrote it with Diane Warren for “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary on sexual assault.
The same song is a contender at the Grammys as well. Gaga will also perform at the Awards in a tribute to David Bowie.
In an interview with New York Times, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich revealed the show booked Gaga to perform even before Bowie’s death.
Talk of the tribute manifested only after the tragedy. Erlich adds that other artists did come forward wanting to take part, “some of whom might have made sense; the vast majority didn’t.” However, Erlich said he stood firm on the idea of a Lady Gaga solo.
Prior to Bowie’s passing, Gaga along with Dianne Warren spoke with The Hollywood Reported for “Awards Chatter”.
During the interview, she mentioned how Bowie affected her music and over-the-top identity.
“When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamor was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls,” she shared.
Gaga told THR’s Scott Feinberg, “He is a true, true artist and I don’t know if I ever went, ‘Oh, I’m going to be that way like this,’ or if I arrived upon it slowly, realizing it was my calling and that’s what drew me to him.”