Pink Gives Emotional National Anthem Performance at Super Bowl 2018
By Liz Calvario
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Pink perfectly kicked off the game of the year!
The 38-year-old singer gave a rousing rendition of the National Anthem during Super Bowl LII's pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday.
The songstress looked perfectly patriotic in a metallic silver bomber jacket with a white-and-gray camo shirt, white Rita Vinieris wide-leg trousers and large diamond pavé starburst drop earrings in white-gold by Sydney Evan, as she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the big game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
The three-time GRAMMY winner knocked it out of the park with her impressive vocals, bringing the excitement before the game began.
Before she took the stage, she posed with her 6-year-old daughter, Willow, on the field.
Before Pink made her Super Bowl debut, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. belted out an equally emotional performance of "America the Beautiful."
"Trying to practice the flu away," she captioned an Instagram photo of herself singing at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come."
Meanwhile, Luke Bryan, who sang the National Anthem at last year's game, had nothing but great things to say about Pink when he found out she would be his predecessor.
"Pink is one of the best singers on planet Earth and I know she's going to do an unbelievable job with the national anthem," he told ET last month. "It's pretty nerve-wracking, I'm sure she'll kill it though. She's been on the big stage for a lot of years, certainly even more than me, so I know she'll do great and good luck, Pink."
Audiences will next gear up for a highly-anticipated Pepsi halftime performance by Justin Timberlake. ET was on site for Timberlake's pre-Super Bowl LII presser in Minneapolis on Thursday, where the "Filthy" crooner opened up about how what to expect during his show.
"We're doing a few things with this halftime show that they've never quite done before," he revealed. "I'm excited to do that. I always like to push to be able to do something like that. But on a more serious note ... it's a moment where you have an opportunity to bring so many people together through what I think is the greatest art form, which is music."