Tonight, the Los Angeles Rams are playing the New England Patriots at the 2019 Super Bowl. Prior to kickoff, music artists traditionally take the field to perform “America the Beautiful” and the National Anthem. Chloe x Halle is the duo performing “America the Beautiful”. So, who is singing the “Star Spangled Banner”?
The legendary Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, is this year’s National Anthem singer. And, it’s a great fit since Knight is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, which is the Super Bowl 53 host city. According to CBS Sports, upon accepting the Super Bowl opportunity, Knight said that she is proud to represent our nation. Knight stated, “I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta. The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”
Many know Knight as a legend in the music industry, made popular by such hit songs as “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”
While Knight sings tonight, she will be accompanied by deaf activist Aarron Loggins, who will be singing for both The National Anthem and the “America The Beautiful” performance, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), as reported by CBS Sports.
Recently, Gladys Knight has been in the media for fans suspecting she is one of the disguised performers on the new hit show The Masked Singer. On the show, stars dress up in elaborate costumes and take the stage each week to perform for in-house viewers and a panel of celebrity judges. The judges are made up of personality Jenny McCarthy, music artist Robin Thicke, comedian Ken Jeong, and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. One of the masked characters on the show is the Bee and fans have voiced on social media that they believe Knight could definitely be the Bee.
So far, many of the guesses have been correct, while others have been big surprises. Some of the masked singers have turned out to be athlete Antonio Brown, icon Terry Bradshaw, actress Tori Spelling and comedian Margaret Cho. Could Knight be the Bee?
In addition to Gladys Knight performing at the Super Bowl, Maroon 5 is taking the stage at halftime. The band will be joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Other music artists who have taken the field at the Super Bowl to perform The National Anthem include Cher, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Pink, and Billy Joel. If you would like to watch the performance tonight, but you do not have cable, there are still plenty of options. The game airs on the CBS network and you can watch CBS live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch CBS live on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This service lets you watch a live stream of your local CBS channel, as well as all of CBS’ on-demand library. It’s ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option, only you’re watching through CBS’ digital platform rather than Amazon’s. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and then you can watch CBS live on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
CBS (available live in select markets, which you can find here) is one of 85 channels included in the main Fubo bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including CBS (available live in select markets, which you can find here). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.