Super Bowl 2018: Who is Leslie Odom Jr? America the Beautiful singer at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota

THE Super Bowl is not simply one among the largest sporting occasions of the yr however an enormous day in the American calendar.

New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will go face to face for the largest prize in American soccer at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

 Leslie Odom Jr will sing America the Beautiful at the Super Bowl

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Leslie Odom Jr will sing America the Beautiful at the Super Bowl

However the Super Bowl is extra than simply an NFL recreation, and amongst the many traditions is the singing of 'America the Beautiful' earlier than kick-off.

Right here is all it’s worthwhile to find out about this yr's efficiency.

This yr the honour goes to Leslie Odom Jr, a 36-yr-previous singer and actor from New York.

He’ll take to the stage earlier than the US nationwide anthem, which can be carried out by Pink.

Anticipate to see Odom Jr on stage round eleven.20pm GMT at US Bank Stadium.

 Leslie Odom Jr performing in award-winning musical Hamilton

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Leslie Odom Jr performing in award-profitable musical Hamilton
 New England Patriots reached the Super Bowl once again this year

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New England Patriots reached the Super Bowl as soon as once more this yr

Odom Jr has carried out in musicals, in movie and tv and is additionally a jazz singer.

He has beforehand gained a prestigious Tony Award for greatest actor in a musical, and in addition a Grammy in 2016 as properly for greatest musical theatre album in Hamilton.

'America the Beautiful' is a patriotic music in the US that has been round since the early 1900s.

It has been sung at the Super Bowl yearly since 2009 and appeared at some sports occasions after the Sep 11 terror assault in 2001.

The music has 4 verses, one in every of which is sung earlier than kick-off in the NFL's showpiece recreation.

 Jay Ajayi and the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl

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Pink will comply with Odom Jr on stage to carry out the US nationwide anthem previous to kick-off at US Bank Stadium.

This yr's halftime present shall be headlined by Justin Timberlake.

It's his first look in the half-time present since he uncovered Janet Jackson's breast in a wardrobe malfunction in 2004.

THE Super Bowl is not simply one among the largest sporting occasions of the yr however an enormous day in the American calendar.

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