Sheryl Lee Ralph Chris Stapleton and Babyface to perform ahead

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


The complete entertainment program for the Super Bowl 2023 has arrived.

In addition to Rihanna’s much-anticipated appearance on the halftime show, a number of other Hollywood heavyweights will be attending the big sporting event as pre-show artists.

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 was mostly singing on stage while accepting her Emmy award in 2022.

Ralph’s pre-show celebrations will be joined by Grammy-winning country musician Chris Stapleton, who will sing the national anthem. R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will also perform a rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

Talent will accompany each performer to provide American Sign Language (ASL) on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), according to an NFL press release.

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

In case you need some more Super Bowl LVII hype ahead of the February 12 game, here’s our gentle reminder that Rihanna posted a teaser on her Instagram to tide you over until then.