The full lineup of entertainment for Super Bowl 2023 has arrived.
In addition to Rihanna’s highly anticipated halftime show performance, many Hollywood heavyweights are joining the major sporting event as pre-show performers.
The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the preshow. I sang during, especially on stage.
Joining Ralph in the pre-show festivities is Grammy-winning country music artist Chris Stapleton, who was tapped to sing the national anthem. R&B crooner Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will also appear, performing “America the Beautiful.”
Each performer will be accompanied by a talent providing American Sign Language (ASL) on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), according to an NFL release.
Oscar-winner Troy Cosser signs the national anthem alongside Stapleton. Kotsur won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2022 for his work in “CODA,” making him his second Academy Award for being deaf after Marley’s Matlin.
If you need more Super Bowl LVII hype before the Feb. 5 game, Rihanna released a teaser on Instagram as a gentle reminder that we’ll get you through it by then.