With pop superstar, Rihanna as this year’s Super Bowl 2023 halftime performer, anticipation for the show has the internet in an uproar over what to expect, especially after dropping an internet-breaking teaser.
Excitement to watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show is also heightened because it will mark the first performance from the multi-Grammy winner in five years. As if the “Umbrella” singer’s musical return wasn’t exciting enough, the list of Super Bowl performers just got even better with the inclusion of Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph.
Emmy winner and proud Honorary Order of Jamaica recipient Sheryl Lee Ralph hopped on Twitter to announce her performance at the annual football spectacle. As the multi-talent she is, Ralph will sing the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” before the big game. Check out the Abbott Elementary star’s tweet to see why the moment is a dream come true for her.
It appeared the NFL wanted to go all in on the Caribbean vibes, with Ralph singing in the pre-game show and Rihanna set to amp things up during halftime. The two women already share a connection beyond their Caribbean heritage as the Barbara Howard actress modeled in the Best Original Song nominee’s star-studded Savage X Fenty runway show last year.
Not only will it be exciting to see Ralph perform, but the Emmy winner will also get to show audiences she’s more than just the actress we see on Abbott Elementary.
Super Bowl LVII will start on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox. In the meantime, Abbott Elementary is currently taking a two-week break with a new episode set to premiere on February 8 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, just four days before the big game, however, you can watch all past episodes of the Emmy-winning comedy with a Hulu subscription. While we wait for these exciting air dates, be sure to check out our 2023 TV schedule to see when other returning and upcoming series and events are premiering this winter.