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Sheryl Lee Ralph to perform at 2023 Super Bowl pre show

Mikala Johnson

Mikala Johnson / Our Today

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Sheryl Lee Ralph (Photo: Instagram @thesherylleeralph)

The wait is finally over! The full entertainment lineup for the 2023 Super Bowl has arrived and fans are loving it.

In addition to Rihanna’s highly anticipated halftime show performance, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are joining the major sporting event as pre-show performers.

The NFL announced on Tuesday (January 24) that Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform Lift Every Voice and Sing in the pre-show.

Sheryl Lee Ralph shows off her Emmy. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

The Abbott Elementary star notably sang on stage while accepting her Emmy award in September of 2022.

Joining Ralph in the pre-show festivities is Grammy-winning country music artiste Chris Stapleton, who has been tapped to sing the National Anthem.

Additionally, R&B crooner Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is set to perform, with a rendition of America the Beautiful.

Oscar winner Troy Kotsur will sign the national anthem alongside Stapleton.

Kotsur won a supporting actor Academy Award in 2022 for his work in CODA, becoming the second deaf person ever to win an acting Oscar after Marlee Matlin.

According to reports, each performer will have talent accompanying them to provide American Sign Language (ASL) on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

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