Jordin Sparks performs during The Giving Back Fund’s 4th Annual Big Game Big Give Super Bowl Celebration on Saturday night (February 2) in New Orleans, La.
Benefiting The Giving Back Fund and philanthropy, the theme of the evening is “Old World Charm Meets New World Style and Technology”, capturing the ambiance of the storied and magnificently renovated 1906 Mediterranean-style mansion on St. Charles Avenue.
“Singing the National Anthem at Superbowl XLII was a huge moment for me,” Jordin recalled to Billboard. “It was in my hometown of Glendale [Arizona], my favorite sport and the Giants were playing!! As a daughter of a former NFL Giants and Cowboys player, I grew up loving and obsessing over the game of football. I even wanted to play at one point but my parents were having none of that.”
She added, “I was standing on the sidelines trying to even my breathing, when my dad said, ‘At least one of us made it to the Superbowl’ with a wink. I saw he was looking down with such pride and joy that it made me beam too! I will never forget that moment as long as I live. As for actually performing, it’s the most nervous I’ve ever been so far in my career. I felt so honored to be singing our Nation’s song, but it was over before I knew it and I was in my seat watching the game!”
FYI: Jordin wore a Bailey dress with YSL heels.
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JORDIN SPARKS, who performed the national anthem as Super Bowl XLII in 2008:
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