January 19, 2006 09:10:00 GMT
Aretha Franklin will join New Orleans singer Aaron Neville in performing the national anthem at next month's Super Bowl
Grammy Award-winning singer Aretha Franklin has been tapped to perform the US national anthem at next month's Super Bowl. The star will join New Orleans singer Aaron Neville and both are about to be accompanied at the national football championship by another veteran New Orleans musician, pianist Dr. John.
Commenting on the threesome collaboration, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said "The combination of all three should present a very memorable performance." Other stars set to join the already mentioned lineup among others are John Legend, Joss Stone, and Stevie Wonder, all of whom will perform the later singer's hits as part of the Super Bowl pre-game show, which will be broadcast live on ABC.