By Brad Wete
Updated January 14, 2011 at 08:43 PM EST

Image Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.comThe National Football League hasn’t announced it yet, but a source close to Christina Aguilera confirms to EW that the singer will belt out the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 6. Hit Fix was first to drop the news. Excited? You should be.

Singing the National Anthem at the NFL’s championship game is no small feat. Only the best and brightest get a chance to shine on that field. Icons like Whitney Houston, whose 1991 showing at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Fla. has (arguably) yet to be rivaled, and Beyoncé Knowles have set the bar high. Recently we’ve loved how the NFL’s picks have done. Jennifer Hudson and her powerhouse soul vocals were excellent in 2009. While fellow American Idol alum Carrie Underwood and her traditional performance fared just as well in 2010.

Aguilera, 30, is no stranger to the Super Bowl stage. In 2000 she performed alongside singer Enrique Iglesias and rock legend Phil Collins during halftime. And like Hudson and Houston, she can blow! I expect Aguilera to knock the helmets of both teams before game time with that voice. What about you? How do you think Christina will do at the Super Bowl this year? Did the NFL make the right choice? If not, who should they have picked? Sound off in the comments section below.

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