Celine Dion Joins Super Bowl Festivities

By | January 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Celine Dion will be part of the pre-game festivities at the Super Bowl. She’ll sing “God Bless America” before the game on Jan. 26. The Dixie Chicks will sing the National Anthem.

“Anyone who tells you there’s no pressure to sing the national anthem live to one of the biggest television audiences on the planet is not telling the truth,” group member Emily Robison said Wednesday.

The trio was nominated for four Grammy Awards this week, including album of the year for “Home.” They already have four other Grammys.

The Grammy- and Oscar-winning Dion is to appear at Caesars Palace’s new $100 million, 4,000-seat Colosseum theater in Las Vegas. The show, dubbed “A New Day,” is built around the pop diva and premieres March 25 and will run for three years.

Super Bowl organizers also announced this week that country singer Shania Twain will perform during the halftime show at Qualcomm Stadium. Other halftime performers will be announced later.

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