Star Spangled Banner will be Sung by Renee Fleming at the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl will delight millions of football fans who will get to enjoy the goodness of the game. As for the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, it will get sung by Renee Fleming to the accompaniment of the patriotic emotions of so many Americans.
In the previous years, many others have had the chance to display what they had in terms of vocal ability to both America and the world. Beyonce Knowles, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey and the Dixie Chicks were fearless females who all got their many minutes of fame in former Super Bowl events. There have been male singers too such as Billy Joel, Garth Brooks and Luther Vandross.
Renee Fleming is popularly known as the “Diva of the People”. She has bagged four Grammies and oozes tons of talent and confidence. The beauty and suaveness of her voice is simply mesmerizing. Fleming alsoreceived the National Medal of Arts from Barack Obama which is another feather in her cap.
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