Kelly Clarkson is playing some pre-Super Bowl gigs this year, but she has some advice for her pal, Pink, who’s singing the national anthem at Sunday’s big game.
Kelly, of course, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2012 Super Bowl, so she knows a thing or two about the experience.
“Definitely make sure you’re wearing in-ear [monitors] because boy, that two- or three-second delay [in the stadium speakers] can really screw ya,” Kelly tells Minnesota’s Star Tribune. “It can end up being the longest version of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ ever.”
She adds, “There is so much pressure on you. Man, when you screw it up, people never let you forget it.”
But Kelly’s confident Pink will nail it live. “I guarantee you that Pink is like me and doesn’t lip-sync, ever,” she says.
According to the Star Tribune, Kelly will be playing two private gigs on Sunday before the game — one at the Minneapolis Armory and another in an exclusive suite at U.S. Bank Stadium. She says she’ll try to stick around for the game itself, at least long enough to hear Pink sing. But it all depends on her kids, three-year-old River and 21-month-old Remy.
“It depends — if they’re asleep when my duties end, we’ll stay,” she says. “If not, we’ll go. My life revolves around my children. But I may get outvoted.”