Alicia Keys Tapped For 2013 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show
The NBA announced Wednesday (February 6) that Alicia Keys has been tapped to headline the 62nd NBA All-Star Game as the sole performer of the game's halftime show on February 17th in Houston.
The singer will perform a selection of her chart-topping hits as part of the All-Star Game "Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's," which airs live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN Radio, and in 215 countries.
Before Keys, however, Ne-Yo will welcome players to the court with a performance of some of his greatest hits at the beginning of the game, followed by Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, who will sing the U.S. National Anthem. Actress/singer Gloria Reuben, who currently stars in the multi-Academy Award-nominated film Lincoln, will perform the Canadian National Anthem.
The day before the All-Star Game, on February 16, Nick Cannon will host State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, airing live at 7 p.m. on TNT, featuring performances by British pop sensation Ellie Goulding, "American Idol: Season 11" winner Phillip Phillips, and recently reunited pop punk band Fall Out Boy.
Goulding will tip off the evening by singing her #1 hit single, "Lights," followed by Phillip Phillips, who will perform his hit "Home" between the Taco Bell Skills Challenge and Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. Fall Out Boy will rock the house with their brand new #1 hit single "My Songs Know What You Did In The Day (Light Em Up)," prior to the start of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
Additionally, RaVaughn will perform the U.S. National Anthem and Michelle Peavy will sing the Canadian National Anthem.
For a full run-down of festivities during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, visit NBA.com/AllStar.