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Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface perform in the 2023 Super Bowl pre-show



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The full entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 2023 has arrived.

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 Tuesday that Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the pre-show. The “Abbott Elementary” star notably sang on stage while accepting her 2022 Emmy Award.

Joining Ralph in the pre-show festivities is Grammy-winning country music artist Chris Stapleton, who has been tapped to sing the national anthem. R&B crooner Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will also perform a rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

Each performer will have talent accompanying them to provide American Sign Language (ASL) on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), according to a release from the NFL.

Academy Award winner Troy Kotsur will sign the national anthem with Stapleton. Kotsur won a supporting actor Oscar in 2022 for her work in “CODA,” becoming the second deaf person ever to win an acting Oscar after Marlee Matlin.

If you need more Super Bowl LVII hype before the February 5th game, here’s our gentle reminder that Rihanna has released a teaser on her Instagram to tide you over until then.

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