Outside of the teams in the game, I’d say that the person facing the most pressure on Super Bowl Sunday is the singer of the national anthem. Christina Aguilera succumbed to the pressure last year in an infamous flub of the lyrics. Take a look, if you can bare it:
Fortunately we didn’t have the same issue this year. Kelly Clarkson’s rendition was powerful yet not over the top. The twitter response was pretty universal, she nailed it. Here it is again:
Some on twitter went as far as to say it rivaled Whitney Houston’s National Anthem performance prior to Super Bowl XXV. What do you think?