The musical entertainment surrounding this year’s Super Bowl continued to take shape on Friday, when it was revealed that Idina Menzel would sing the National Anthem at the game. In addition, “America the Beautiful” will be performed by John Legend.
A staple on Broadway, the 43-year-old Menzel gained further notoriety by playing Elsa in the 2013 Disney film “Frozen.” The song “Let It Go,” which was performed by Menzel in the movie, won the 2014 Academy Award for best original song.
Menzel released a Christmas-themed album on Oct. 14, 2014 called “Holiday Wishes.” She will go on her first global tour this summer. Currently, she is performing in the Broadway play “If/Then,” which closes on March 22. She will go on her first global tour as a recording artist this summer.
The 36-year-old Legend has won nine Grammy Awards over the course of his career, and is nominated for best pop solo performance in 2015. “Glory,” a song he recorded with Common for the “Selma” soundtrack, is nominated for the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song,
When Menzel and Legend perform on Feb. 1 at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, they will both be joined by actress Treshelle Edmond; who will perform both the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” with the respective singers.
Providing the musical entertainment for the halftime show will be the previously announced Katy Perry. It has already been revealed that she will be joined by Lenny Kravitz during her performance.
Last year, Renée Fleming sang the National Anthem, while Queen Latifah performed “America the Beautiful.” Bruno Mars provided the halftime entertainment, where he was joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.