Christina Aguilera to perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV: How will she do?

christina-aguileraImage Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.comThe National Football League hasn’t announced it yet, but a source close to Christina Aguilera confirms to EW that the singer will belt out the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 6. Hit Fix was first to drop the news. Excited? You should be.

Singing the National Anthem at the NFL’s championship game is no small feat. Only the best and brightest get a chance to shine on that field. Icons like Whitney Houston, whose 1991 showing at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Fla. has (arguably) yet to be rivaled, and Beyoncé Knowles have set the bar high. Recently we’ve loved how the NFL’s picks have done. Jennifer Hudson and her powerhouse soul vocals were excellent in 2009. While fellow American Idol alum Carrie Underwood and her traditional performance fared just as well in 2010.

Aguilera, 30, is no stranger to the Super Bowl stage. In 2000 she performed alongside singer Enrique Iglesias and rock legend Phil Collins during halftime. And like Hudson and Houston, she can blow! I expect Aguilera to knock the helmets of both teams before game time with that voice. What about you? How do you think Christina will do at the Super Bowl this year? Did the NFL make the right choice? If not, who should they have picked? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  • Buffy Freak

    Well it’s not like she’ll actually be singing it live…they never do at the Super Bowl.

    • patriotic

      wow stop being jealous and appreciate a natural voice

  • Bijou

    If Americans like your anthem oversung with an annoying yoddle sung by a tranny lookalike, well she’ll do just fine.

    • Entertainment2u-Twitter

      ha…exactly

    • Colby

      Is calling her a tranny supposed to be some insult you homophobe!

    • Ioanna

      F@$& Off!

    • patriotic

      u r an idiot

  • Perry

    as long as it isn’t lady Gagme i’m down

    • patriotic

      Wish she would have been there

  • Nat

    Cool! I wish they would ask Kelly Clarkson to do it next year! she’ll kill it!

  • Classy

    How will she do? Well, she’s currently the best singer in the recording industry, so I think she’ll knock it out of the park:-) She may not have the stage presence or popularity of some of her contemporaries, but she does have the most vocal talent. By far.

  • TorontoTom

    Bet it’ll be DIRRRRTY…

  • bruno

    if an aguleira fals in the forest and makes a sound….does anyone care?

  • lettergirl

    well, if you like your national anthems 15 minutes long with a lot of runs and a lot of wailing, she will do great! i wish they would just sing the song like it was meant to be sung. she is an awesome singer and she doesn’t need to do all that extra crap to it.

    • matt

      I agree. The Dixie Chick’s version is my favorite for its simplicity. If you haven’t seen it, then you should!

  • sade

    She will over-sing as per usual

  • Jonathan

    She’s gonna kill it. The technically best singer in the industry today, no question. Hopefully she just gains a bit of traction from this.

  • Philip John

    Yes. Great. I sure hope it happens.

  • fancypants

    She’s Christina freakin’ Aguilera so she will do brilliantly. She’s the best voice in the recording industry and unlike others, her talent will stand the test of time. Christina ain’t no passing fad dependent on autotune.

  • Allison

    She’ll kill it.

  • michel

    First of all, Christina Aguilera is a great singer, so she’ll do fine. I’m not sure why some feel the need to insult each other when posting comments. It’s a very negative trend, it’s very dis-heartening :( Be nice…..

    • sarah d

      :)

  • Cat

    She’ll be great!

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