Andra Day Wears an Oversize Taupe Suit to Perform ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at 2024 Super Bowl

Andra Day was ready for her close-up at the 2024 Super Bowl.

Day, 39, was among the artists who performed before the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers faced off in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Day sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” otherwise known as the black national anthem, wearing an oversized dark brown suit with black buttons and matching shoes, plus gold jewelry including Sister Love The Bella Hoops.

Day is the fourth artist to perform the song since it was added to the pre-match lineup in 2021. That year, Alicia Keys sang it in a recorded version before the game. In 2022, the song was performed by gospel duo Mary Mary, and in 2023 by Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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Andra Day performs during the Super Bowl LVIII pregame at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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At a Feb. 9 press conference celebrating their Super Bowl performance, the “Rise Up” singer told Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis that sharing “such an important part of our culture with the world,” as the interviewer put it, “is an honor. ”

“It’s exciting,” Day added. “And it seems to be on purpose. I like to do things with intention and purpose.”

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Andra Day attends the Super Bowl LVIII Pregame Press Conference & Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on February 8, 2024.

Andra Day attends Super Bowl LVIII pregame.

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Speaking to Apple Radio’s New Music Daily host Eddie Murphy in a clip posted to her Instagram feed on February 8, Day said of her performance: “I want people to feel love in their spirits and I want them to feel healed and I want them to feel hope — and realize that this is truly a moment of togetherness.”

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Reba McEntire ‘sang the national anthem in the shower’ to prepare for her 2024 Super Bowl moment.

Reba McEntire, Post Malone and Andra Day at the Super Bowl LVIII Pregame Press Conference & Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on February 8, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reba McEntire, Post Malone and Andra Day attend Super Bowl LVIII pregame.

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“Grateful!” Day captioned the post announcing the news of her Jan. 18 performance.

The next day, the award-winning actress and singer fondly referenced her performance when she tapped into the viral trend “Of course.”

Post Malone is ‘very nervous but excited’ to sing ‘America the Beautiful’ at the 2024 Super Bowl.

Andra Day attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons honoring Jon Platt at The Beverly Hilton on February 3, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

Andra Day attends the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala on February 3, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

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“I am a singer. Of course I will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show,” she said.

A voice can be heard replying, “No, you didn’t,” to which the singer-songwriter then clarified, “Okay, d-mn, I’m singing the anthem.”

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Reba McEntire and Post Malone also perform before the game. McEntire will sing the national anthem, while Post Malone will sing “America the Beautiful.”

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will face off in Super Bowl LVIII, which airs on CBS on February 11th at 6:30pm ET.

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