Football fans and “Glee” fans may not seem like the same kind of people, but when it comes to the Super Bowl, everybody in America is watching, so it helps to appeal to as many fans as possible. So, while the Black Eyed Peas have been recruited to deliver the half-time show–a departure from the classic rock acts which have dominated that part of the game for the past few years–Lea Michele from “Glee” has been asked to kick everything off (not literally) by singing “America the Beautiful.”
Billboard reports that Michele will be joined by Christina Aguilera at the Super Bowl on February 6 at Cowboys Stadium. While we doubt she’ll be the most popular aspect of the show–those guys from the commercials who attend every Super Bowl annually probably don’t even know what a Glee club is–her involvement will be welcomed by the younger generation.
In fact this is not the first time that Michele has done something like this. Along with several of her co-stars, she sang at the beginning of Game 3 of the World Series in 2009. The Super Bowl is a bit of a bigger gig, but she can probably handle it.
Of course, not as many people pay attention to that musical performance; it’s the half-time show that people really care about, and while the “Glee” stars have yet to land a job that big, who knows what could happen in the future. Their popularity is skyrocketing. Could an a cappella version of “Don’t Stop Believin’” score the next half-time show? Stranger things have happened. Worse things, too. Remember when they got Creed for the job?
In the meantime, we’re pretty sure the Black Eyed Peas can handle it.