Kelly Clarkson is set to perform the National Anthem before Sunday’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis, marking the second time an “American Idol” champ has helped kick off a big game between the Giants and the Patriots. Season six winner Jordin Sparks took on “The Star Spangled Banner” back in 2008, before New York went on to beat New England in Super Bowl 42. Clarkson is likely hoping her rendition will follow in the footsteps of Sparks’ performance rather than last year’s anthem singer, Christina Aguilera, who infamously flubbed a line in the song.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are also scheduled to perform “America the Beautiful” before Super Bowl 46, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. NBC is set to cover the event and all the pre-game festivities starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.