Christina Aguilera has been tapped to perform at this year’s Super Bowl! The NFL and Fox have both confirmed that the “Burlesque” star is set to sing the National Anthem on Sunday, February 6th at Super Bowl XLV.
“I have been performing the anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” the singer said in statement. “I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event.”
Aguilera joins a long list of legendary female singers who have performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, including Diana Ross, her “Burlesque” co-star Cher, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and more.
Christina previously performed in the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. Also scheduled to take center-field at the 2011 Super Bowl is Hip-Hop/Pop group the Black Eyed Peas, who are scheduled to perform during half-time.
Super Bowl XLV will go down on the first Sunday in February in Dallas, Texas where the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will compete against each other during the biggest football game of the entire season.