The entire entertainment lineup for the Super Bowl in 2023 has been released.
A number of Hollywood heavyweights are joining the major sporting event as pre-show performers in addition to Rihanna’s highly anticipated halftime show performance.
Tuesday, the NFL announced that Sheryl Lee Ralph, an Emmy-winning actor, will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the pre-show. When she accepted her Emmy award in 2022, the “Abbott Elementary” actress made a notable singing performance on stage.
Chris Stapleton, a Grammy-winning country music artist, has been chosen to sing the National Anthem and will join Ralph in the pre-show festivities. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, an R&B singer, will also perform, singing “America the Beautiful.”
According to a press release issued by the NFL, each performer will be accompanied by talent who will speak American Sign Language (ASL) on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).
Along with Stapleton, Oscar-winning Troy Kotsur will sign the national anthem. In 2022, Kotsur became the second Deaf person to ever win an acting Oscar, following Marlee Matlin, for his performance in “CODA.”Topics #Babyface #Chris Stapleton #Sheryl Lee Ralph #Super Bowl pre-show 2023