Pink will sing national anthem at Super Bowl

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Pink is heading to the Super Bowl to sing the national anthem.

The NFL announced Monday that power pop princess P!NK will sing the anthem live on NBC prior to the big game.

Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake has been announced as the half-time show act - making it his third time at the event - meaning he will clock up more appearances at the National Football League (NFL) showpiece than any other individual entertainer.

Pink, 38, who is yet to publicly comment on the news, will be accompanied by deaf actress Alexandria Wailes, who will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful" in American sign language. He will look to rebound from his last Super Bowl performance. Super Bowl 51's performers included Luke Bryan singing the national anthem and Lady Gaga providing the halftime entertainment. Pink dropped her latest, "Beautiful Trauma", in October, while Timberlake is set to unveil his newest record, "Man of the Woods", on February 2.

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Timberlake, 36, has assured there won't be a similar occurrence this year.

And not doing things by halves (Soz Pink, JT got the half time slot), she'll take to the legendary stage of the Bank Stadium in Minneapolis just a week after performing at this year's Grammys.

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