Mariah To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl XXXVI

U2 will perform during halftime show at Louisiana Superdome.

Whitney, Cher and Faith have done it, so why not Mariah?

Pop diva Mariah Carey will join those elite ranks on February 3 when she sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, the NFL announced Tuesday (December 11).

This year's game, to be televised on Fox, is expected to attract 130 million viewers in the United States and 800 million viewers worldwide, according to the NFL. The Super Bowl is traditionally the most viewed annual event on television.

U2 will perform during the halftime show (see

"U2 To Elevate Super Bowl XXXVI Halftime Show "). Pregame show performers will be announced next week.

Carey spent last week in Kosovo on a USO-sponsored trip to boost the morale of U.S. troops who are unable to be with their families this holiday season (see "Mariah Carey Heading To Front Lines In Kosovo ").