As if there weren't enough reasons to get excited about Super Bowl XLIX — what with the always amazing ads, Katy Perry's half-time performance and, of course, the big game itself — we can now announce a couple of other entertaining incentives.
Broadway and "Frozen" star Idina Menzel and singer-songwriter John Legend will belt out a couple of patriotic tunes to get it all started.
Menzel will follow in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Neil Diamond and a long line of other big stars with big pipes when she steps up to sing the National Anthem.
As for Legend, who's fresh off a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination for the "Selma" song "Glory," he'll grab the mic and deliver a rendition of "America the Beautiful" before kickoff, an honor Queen Latifah took on last year.
But Legend and the "Let it Go" singer won't be the only ones to offer up those songs for the millions who'll tune in on game day. Actress Treshelle Edmond will perform both the National Anthem and "America the Beautiful" in American Sign Language.
Super Bowl XLIX kicks off Sunday, Feb. 1, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. The performance will air live on NBC.
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