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Alicia Keys to perform at halftime of NBA All-Star Game

Feb 6, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

Singer Keys performs the National Anthem prior to start of NFL Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Reuters

Fresh off hitting the over with her lounge-style rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, Alicia Keys is taking over the NBA All-Star Game as the halftime entertainment.

Keys, who has 14 Grammys at home, likely will be doing some songs off her new album “Girl on Fire” (including probably the title track) plus whatever other tunes she wants to cram into the 15 minutes or so she has. She puts on a good show, everyone likes her music, I like it. I think it’s an upgrade over last year (Pitbull).

John Legend will perform the Star-Spangled Banner while Gloria Reuben will do the Canadian national anthem.

The players will be welcomed on to the court with a performance by NE-YO for the All-Star Game.

All-Star Saturday will be hosted by Nick Cannon and there will be performances by Ellie Goulding, American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, and in a change of flavor recently-reunited Fall Out Boy will perform right before the Slam Dunk contest. On Saturday RaVaughn will perform the American national anthem and Michelle Peavy the Canadian national anthem.

  1. acdc363 - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    I’ll be missin that!

  2. chitownmatt - Feb 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Bring back Bootsy and P-Funk!!!

    Anyone remember a few years ago when Bootsy was like hosting the NBA playoffs and finals?

    That was awesome…

    • eugenesaxe - Feb 6, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Cannot argue with a P-Funk fan :)

    • chitownmatt - Feb 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Ok, Who thumbs downed Bootsy and P-Funk???

      Say no to P-Funk, and you say no to life…

      “Ain’t nothin’ but a party.”

  3. 00maltliquor - Feb 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Phillip Phillips! Haaa that’s an awesome name! lol

  4. hojo20 - Feb 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I would prefer Wilson Phillips over Phillip Phillips.

    • fanofevilempire - Feb 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      dude, it’s 2013 not 1988.

  5. scalfor3 - Feb 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Fall Out Boy…why?

  6. sportfandc - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Alicia Keys is more overexposed than Wayne LaPierre. She must have the world’s greatest publicist.

  7. saint1997 - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    loooove John Legend

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