Idina Menzel had the “Star-Spangled Banner” honors last year, when Treshelle Edmond performed in sign language. In the end, 114.4 million people tuned in to watch the New England Patriots top the Seattle Seahawks — marking a television record.
The National Anthem has become a favorite prop bet opportunity for gamblers, who can place bets on whether a singer’s rendition will run shorter or longer than a predetermined time length.
As previously announced, Coldplay will perform Pepsi’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. The British band will be joined on stage by Beyonce.
The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL Network Production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner.
The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.