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



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The full entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 2023 has arrived.

In addition to Rihanna’s much-anticipated appearance at the halftime show, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are taking part in the big sporting event as pre-show performers.

The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in the pre-show. The ‘Abbott Elementary’ star notably sang onstage as she accepted her 2022 Emmy award.

Ralph is joined in the pre-show festivities by 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, performing a rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

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

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

Just in case you need even more Super Bowl LVII hype ahead of the Feb. 12 game, here’s our friendly reminder that Rihanna released a teaser on her Instagram to tide you over until then.

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