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10 Iconic Super Bowl Anthem Performances That Will Make You Feel Patriotic All Over Again

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As the Superbowl LII approaches, everyone is getting very excited about the Justin Timberlake's halftime performance, and the possibility of an *N'SYNC reunion. It was also announced that pop star Pink has been tapped to sing the national anthem at the event.

While the national anthem doesn't garner as much hype as the halftime show, it does set the tone for the entire event, so there's a lot of pressure on the singer. Over the last few decades, there have been some incredible renditions of the patriotic song.

So let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most unforgettable national anthem performances:

10. Backstreet Boys - 2002

Okay, can we just take a second to acknowledge the fact that Howie was finally given the opportunity to sing lead? Unfortunately, the boys experienced a technical glitch halfway through their performance, but they still did America proud.  

9. Dixie Chicks  - 2003

Not everyone will agree with this pick because of the controversy that followed the trio shortly after their underrated performance of the anthem, but there's one thing we can all agree on: the three-part harmony is on point.

8. Natalie Cole  - 1994

Backed by the Atlanta University Center Chorus, Cole did something that was never done before: she put a gospel spin on the classic song. And of course, she nailed it.

7. Diana Ross - 1982

The always confident Ross ditched the theatrics and opted to show off her smooth vocals with an acapella version. The audience singing along with the star made the entire thing that much better.

6. Cher - 1999

The diva's recognizable contralto voice makes the tough song seem easy to sing. You just can't help but be stunned when she hits that last note.

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