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Carrie Underwood Nabs Super Bowl Anthem Honors

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So what if she's probably more of a hockey fan. In the words of the incomparable Paula Abdul: touchdown!

Carrie Underwood has been given the honor of belting out the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIV. Which means American Idol's most successful artist is on track to become its most watched.

More than 151 million viewers tuned into the gridiron face-off last year, with similar figures expected on Feb. 7, when the Indianapolis Colts take on the New Orleans Saints.

The NFL today also announced that Queen Latifah will be on hand to croon "America the Beautiful," while the previously announced The Who take on halftime duties.

Sounds like something for everyone.

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Nothing says Super Bowl like a little controversy.

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