R&B hitmaker Jazmine Sullivan and nation music star Eric Church teamed up for a novel efficiency of the nationwide anthem on the Super Bowl 55. Watch it right here!
Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan supplied a novel tackle “The Star-Spangled Banner” forward of the 2021 Super Bowl between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. The nation music singer, 43, and the R&B chart topper, 33, carried out collectively for the primary duet since Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville teamed up for Super Bowl 40. Jazmine’s vocal prowess was on full show, as Eric harmonized and performed the guitar. She surprised in a cream swimsuit and a silver bedazzled head piece whereas Eric wore a purple jacket with denim denims and darkish sun shades.
— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2021
Fans couldn’t get sufficient of the efficiency. “excited for the football game tonight at the Jazmine Sullivan concert,” one Twitter consumer joked, whereas one other wrote, “I love Jazmine Sullivan’s voice. I could just listen to it all night long.” Jazmine and Eric had really by no means met previous to their February 7 efficiency. He beforehand opened up on Apple Music Country’s Today’s Country Radio in regards to the duet. “I’ve not met her yet. She may be the best singer. I was floored,” Eric started. “I’m a fan. I’ve went in and listened to everything she did. And I had heard her name, but full disclosure, I had not listened.”
Okay!!! Didn’t understand how this combo could be for nationwide anthem and it’s AWESOME. I’m hyped. #SuperBowl
— Francesca (@BarstoolFran) February 7, 2021
Eric additionally revealed that he had beforehand vowed to “never” sing the nationwide anthem as a result of it was “so hard”. “Except the Super Bowl,” he stated throughout the interview. “[But] I fully assumed they were never going to ask me. My first response was ‘Mm-mm. I’m a stylist, not a vocalist … And then I heard her [Jazmine] and I’m not missing a chance to sing with her. And that was it. Once I heard her voice, I said, ‘Okay, I’m in.’”
Due to COVID-19 measures, the Raymond James Stadium — which has been decked out for the Super Bowl — is not going to be at full capability. Instead, the NFL opted to ask 7,500 well being care staff from the Tampa space and throughout the United States as a tribute to their tireless efforts throughout the pandemic. An further 14,500 tickets had been offered to followers who had been picked by a lottery.