While most attention will be on the game, the national anthem and halftime performers are generating quite a stir as well. Singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl is a huge honor for any performer, but most past performers have been music superstars.This year, the NFL decided to go with something a bit different and chose the soprano Renee Fleming for singing the national anthem.
As for the Halftime Show, this year, they've decided to bring in Bruno Mars to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX. Mars earned a Grammy at the 53rd Grammy Awards for his song "Just the Way You Are," and just this year won Best Pop Vocal Album for "Unorthodox Jukebox." He will not be alone, he made a special announcement that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining him for the show. Certainly this matchups has created some intrigue around the event.
The Super Bowl halftime show is annually the most-watched musical performance. More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. This season's Super Bowl is set to be played in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 1st, 2015. The halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.
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|| University of Arizona & Grambling University with Al Hirt
|| Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands
|| Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands.
|| AFL and NFL Giant Figures; Air Force fly over
|| Grambling University
|| Grambling University.
|| Tribute to Apollo-Saturn 8 Astronauts, with Bob Hope
|| Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts)
||" America Thanks" with Florida A&M University.
||" Battle of the Horns" with Al Hirt and Doc Severinsen
|| Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts)
|| Carol Channing.
|| Southern University & Northeast Missouri College
|| Tommy Loy (trumpeter)
|| Florida A&M Band.
| Kilgore J.C. Rangerettes; Air Force fly over
|| U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
||"Salute to Louis Armstrong" with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team.
| Tribute to Apollo 17 with University of Michigan
|| Andy Williams & Little Angels of Chicago's Angels Church (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew)
||"Happiness Is" with University of Michigan Band and Woody Herman.
|| University of Texas
|| Charlie Pride
||"A Musical America " with University of Texas Band.
|| Grambling University
|| Grambling University with Mardi Gras Chorus
||"Tribute to Duke Ellington" with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University Bands.
|| Up with People
|| Tom Sullivan
||"200 Years and Just a Baby" Tribute to America 's Bicentennial.
|| LAUSD All-City Band and Ashley Whippet
|| Vicki Carr (" America the Beautiful")
||"It's a Small World" including crowd participation for the first time with spectators waving colored placards on cue.
|| Southern University; Cowboys & Broncos Cheerleaders
|| Phyllis Kelly ( Northeast Louisiana State University )
||"From Paris to the Paris of America " with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.
|| Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Military Bands
|| Colgate University Thirteen
||"Super Bowl XIII Carnival" Salute to the Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands.
|| LAUSD All-City Band
|| Cheryl Ladd; Golden Knights Parachute Team
||"A Salute to the Big Band Era" with Up with People.
|| Southern University; including tribute to Iran hostages
|| Helen O'Connell
||"A Mardi Gras Festival."
|| University of Michigan
|| Diana Ross
||"A Salute to the 60's and Motown."
|| LAUSD All-City Band
|| Leslie Easterbrook
||"KaleidoSUPERscope" (a kaleidoscope of color and sound).
|| Florida State Univ. and Univ. of Florida ; fly over by MacDill AFB
|| Barry Manilow
||"Super Bowl XVIII's Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen."
|| Tribute to the NFL with Huddles team mascots
|| Children's Choir of San Francisco
||Hugh McElhenny (with President Ronald Reagan on video)
||"A World of Children's Dreams."
|| Salute to Super Bowl MVP's
|| Wynton Marsalis
||Bart Starr (representing 17 MVP's who were present)
||"Beat of the Future."
|| Salute to California with the Beach Boys
|| Neil Diamond
||"Salute to Hollywood 's 100th Anniversary."
|| Salute to Bob Hope; fly over by Navy's Blue Angels
|| Herb Alpert
||"Something Grand" featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby Checker.
|| Salute to South Florida and
|| NASA Program; fly over by 31st Tactical Wing, Homestead AFB
|| Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese* and Larry Little "Be Bop Bamboozled" featuring 3-D effects.
||"Super Mardi Gras Comes to New Orleans " featuring David Clayton Thomas and Archie Manning
|| Aaron Neville
||Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell and Willie Wood*
||"Salute to New Orleans " and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts' characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas.
|| SuperShow XXV; fly over by 56th Tactical Training Wing, U.S. Central Command & U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB
|| Whitney Houston
||"A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl" featuring New Kids on the Block.
|| Showcase of local Minnesota youth including Metropolitan Boys Choir, Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, local marching bands and jazz group Moore by Four
|| Harry Connick, Jr. (American Sign Language performance by Lori Hilary)
||"Winter Magic" including a salute to the winter season and the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill.
||"Movies, Music, Hollywood " Tribute to music and movies featuring the Rockettes; fly over by Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron, USS Nimitz
||Garth Brooks (American Sign Language performance by Marlee Matlin)
||"Heal the World" featuring Michael Jackson and 3,500 local children. Finale included audience card stunt.
||"Georgia Music Makers" featuring Kris Kross, Georgia Satellites, Morehouse College Marching Band and Charlie Daniels
|| Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (American Sign Language performance by Falcons' cheerleader Courtney Keel Foley)
||"Rockin Country Sunday" featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd. Finale included flashlight stunt.
||"Let's Celebrate!" A Tribute to the 150th Anniversary of Florida , 75th Anniversary of the NFL and ABC Monday Night Football's 25th Anniversary. Featuring Sergio Mendes and Hank Williams, Jr.; fly over by 93rd Fighter Squadron, Homestead Air Force Reserve Base
|| Kathie Lee Gifford (American Sign Language performance by Miss America Heather Whitestone)
||Otto Graham*, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke and Gale Sayers
||"Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye" featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine and stunts including fire and skydivers. Finale included audience participation with light sticks.
||Arizona theme celebrating Native American Culture, Wild West traditions and the great outdoors
|| Vanessa Williams (American Sign Language performance by Mary Kim Titla)
||Joe Montana, representing 25 MVP's present
|| Diana Ross celebrating 30 years of the Super Bowl with special effects, pyrotechnics and stadium card stunt. Finale featured Diana Ross being taken from the stadium in a helicopter.
| Show kicked off by Los Del Rio who performed "Macarena" after the dance craze that became a tradition in the Mardi Gras parade. Also featured country-rock star Mary Chapin Carpenter, accompanied by local Cajun band Beausoleil.
|| Luther Vandross (American Sign Language performance by Erika Schwarz)
||Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert and Hank Stram*
||"Blues Brothers Bash" featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi. Also featuring "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown and ZZ Top.
|| A celebration of music and history of California . Performances by The Fifth Dimension, Lee Greenwood and members of the Beach Boys. Phil Hartman narrated the show
|| Jewel (American Sign Language performance by Phyllis Frelich)
||Joe Gibbs*, Eddie Robinson and Doug Williams
||"A Tribute to Motown's 40th Anniversary" including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations.
|| The show captured the merriment of a Caribbean Cruise; featuring rock band KISS
|| Cher (American Sign Language performance by Speaking Hands)
||Raymond Berry, Roosevelt Brown, Art Donovan, Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Tom Landry, Gino Marchetti*, Don Maynard, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker and Andy Robustelli
||"Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing" featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and tap dancer Savion Glover.
|| A tribute to "Great American Music of the 20th Century" featuring Tina Turner, Travis Tritt, the Georgia Tech Marching Band and the Georgia Mass Choir. The Smothers Brothers narrated the show
|| Faith Hill (American Sign Language performance by Briarlake Elementary School Signing Choir)
||Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt*, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page and Jan Stenerud
||"A Tapestry of Nations" featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and an 80-person choir.
||"Life's Super in Central Florida " featuring Sting, Styx and PYT
|| Backstreet Boys (Ray Charles will sing "America The Beautiful")
||Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores and Bill Parcells
|| Aerosmith and *NSYNC
|| Boston Pops, Paul McCartney
|| Mariah Carey (Signed by Joe Narcisse. Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony to sing "America The Beautiful")
|| Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch, Beyonce Knowles
|| Dixie Chicks
||Hall of Famers from 1972 Miami Dolphins
|| Shania Twain, No Doubt
|| Aerosmith, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Walter Suhr and Mango Punch!
|| Beyonce Knowles (signed by Suzanna Christy)
|| Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock
||Black Eyed Peas,Earth Wind & Fire, Charlie Daniels,John Fogerty, and Gretchen Wilson. Shortly before kickoff,Alicia Keys sang America the Beautiful," paying tribute to Ray Charles.
||More than 100 representatives from the four branches of the military
||Jacksonville player: Tyler Callahan, Tyler Deal, Lawrence McCauley, and Jacob Santana; New Orleans NFL Junior Player Development coach Tamaris Jackson
||Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, India.Arie, and John Legend, performed a medley of Wonder's hits. The Four Tops.
|| Aaron Neville and Dr. John with Aretha Franklin & Detroit based 150-member choir
||The Rolling Stones
|| Cirque du Soleil,Romero Britto and Louie Vega
||Dan Marino and Norma Hunt
||Willie Nelson singing a duet with Sara Evans
||Ronnie Lott,Jerry Rice,Steve Young, along withBill Walsh's children, Craig and Elizabeth
||Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
||Roger Craig,John Elway,Gen. David Petraeus and Lynn Swann
||Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band
||Chris Daughtry,Steve Winwood and Queen Latifah
||Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010
(led by Jerry Rice)
|The Who, Greenday
||Keith Urbanand Maroon 5
||The Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash.
||Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
||Madonna, Foo Fighters
||Jennifer Hudson and a chorus of several students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut
||Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Warren Sapp, Bill Parcells, Jonathan Ogden and Dave Robinson
||Beyonce featuring Keyy Rowland and Michelle Williams
||Terry Bradshaw and Michael Strahan