Alicia Keys and Beyonce will be going from President Barack Obama’s inauguration to performing at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3. At the innauguration, Beyonce sang the Star Spangled Banner, but she will be performing the halftime show on the football world’s center stage, while Keys takes over the duties of ringing in the game with the National Anthem.
With Keys set to perform the National Anthem for the big game, she has already created a stir with a promise she made during an interview with EXTRA.
Keys was there to promote her film, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” but wasted no time talking about her excitement to perform at the Super Bowl. What Keys had to say about her upcoming performance should have patriots everywhere concerned about what the Star Spangled Banner could have in store.
“Wait till you hear this one,” Keys said with a wink. “You’ll see. I’m gonna do it in a way that only I can do.”
Keys did a solid job at the inauguration when she switched up the words to her own song, “Girl on Fire,” but you do not have the same kind of freedom to switch up the nation’s anthem. Here is a video of Keys’ performance from President Obama’s inauguration:
Whatever she has in store for her performance at the Super Bowl, let’s hope that she realizes most of America will be watching.
One thing I do know: If Keys has some crazy plans for the National Anthem, I will be taking the over in the National Anthem prop bet.