Depending on who you ask, the Super Bowl halftime show is almost as important—if not more—than the football game itself. Second to commercials, which attract their very own fan base, the annual spectacle is what gets many non-sports fans to tune into the big game (yeah, we said it. For nearly a decade, Pepsi has sponsored the halftime show but this year Apple Music takes the reigns. And, in case you've been living under a rock, Rihanna headlines the show the NFL calls "the most-watched musical performance of the year." For everything else you need to know about the Super Bowl halftime show 2023, check out the below.
Who is in the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show?
Grammy-winning artist Rihanna headlines the 2023 Super Bowl 57 halftime show.
What time does the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show start?
The Super Bowl halftime show should start at about 8pm Eastern Time. The game itself kicks off at 6:30pm, with the first two halves estimated to end approximately 90 minutes after kickoff.
The Super Bowl halftime show will likely start shortly after 8 p.m. ET. The game itself will kick off at about 6:30 p.m. and the first half should end about 90 minutes later. The Super Bowl halftime show should last about 20 to 30 minutes.
How to watch the Super Bowl halftime show live in the U.S.?
The Super Bowl and the 2023 halftime show will be televised live on Fox. But like all things these days, you'll be able to stream Super Bowl LVII on a number of platforms: watch it on the Fox Sports website, the Fox Sports app, and the NFL+ app, as well as Hulu, fuboTV, Roku TV and Sling TV. Watching in the UK? ITV1 will broadcast the game for the first time in seven years.
Who will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl?
Country artist Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at the 2023 Super Bowl, while Coda actor Troy Kotsur performs the national anthem in American Sign Language.
Who else will be performing at Super Bowl LVII?
R&B singer Babyface performs "America the Beautiful" as Colin Denny, a member of Arizona's Navajo Nation in Arizona, signs the song. Additionally, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as TikTok star Justina Miles signs the song.
What is Rihanna singing at the Super Bowl?
This is the question on everyone's mind. Based on GetCenturyLink's analysis of Rihanna's most searched songs in every state, it seems "Umbrella" and "Only Girl (In The World)" could be top contenders. "We Found Love," "Work" and "Needed Me" have more than a billion streams on Spotify (though remember this is an Apple Music production), and would very well make Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show setlist.
What will be Rihanna's first song at the Super Bowl?
Our bets are on "Only Girl (In The World)" as she makes us feel like she's the only girl in the world... It's Rihanna's first live performance in five years so, whatever she sings, it'll be fire.
Will Rihanna bring an umbrella up on stage?
Your guess is as good as ours but what would a performance of "Umbrella" be without an adequate prop? A better question is, will Jay Z be joining her? We hope so.
How long is the Super Bowl halftime show?
Jennifer Lopez famously complained about splitting her 14-minute showtime with Shakira, though the actual performance runs anywhere from 12 to 15 minutes, depending on the artist. Halftime itself runs between 20 and 30 minutes, longer than the average football game. More time for a bathroom break?