All eyes had been on Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church as they carried out the nationwide anthem earlier than Tremendous Bowl LV on Sunday, and so they most actually rose to the event. The R&B star and nation crooner teamed up for the primary time ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” forward of the championship recreation between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, every bringing their very own musical kinds to the vocally demanding gig.
Located in the midst of the sphere and surrounded by 1000’s of followers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, the Grammy-nominated artists took turns singing verses of the track as fireworks erupted overhead. Sullivan dressed to the nines for the event in a white embellished pantsuit and glossy diamond headpiece, whereas Church wore a purple jacket and performed guitar for the efficiency.
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Slightly over every week earlier than the massive recreation, Sullivan opened as much as Leisure Tonight about how she hoped her joint efficiency with Church, an admittedly polar-opposite artist, sends a poignant message to viewers. “I simply hope that it brings unity and it reveals that you may be from two completely different elements of life and are available collectively for a very good frequent trigger.” In the meantime, Church revealed that he initially “by no means” needed to be a nationwide anthem singer as a result of it is such a difficult process, however he completely modified his thoughts after witnessing Sullivan’s vocal chops. “I am not lacking an opportunity to sing together with her,” he mentioned. “As soon as I heard her voice, I mentioned, ‘Okay, I am in.'”
Sullivan and Church’s Tremendous Bowl team-up comes one yr after Demi Lovato nailed the nationwide anthem earlier than the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers within the 2020 Tremendous Bowl. Watch their stirring rendition in full above, after which atone for all of the entertaining Tremendous Bowl commercials you’ll have missed.