Before Clarkson performs 'The Star Spangled Banner', Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert make a duet rendition of 'America the Beautiful'.
Kelly Clarkson kicked off Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday night, February 5 with a National Anthem performance. Accompanied by a children's choir, the Texan-born singer nailed "The Star Spangled Banner". She kept her rendition simple and straightforward, but managed to throw her signature high voice at the end of it.
Hours before the show, Clarkson took to Twitter to inform her followers, "Literally left my wardrobe at the hotel in Louisiana." She added, "My tour manager had to run back and get it. Now we're on the plane headed for the Super Bowl but that was a close one! I'm not sure if I could have pulled off spanx and heels while singing the anthem :)"
Clarkson opted to go with a simple black mini dress and wear her long straight hair down for the occasion. She sang before a match between the New England Patriots and New York Giants at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Her performance was preceded by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's duet of another patriotic song "America the Beautiful".
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert: