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As troops around the world head to USO centers to watch the big game, veteran USO performers Katy Perry and Idina Menzel will take the stage during the halftime and pre-game shows, respectively, to entertain the estimated 100 million Americans expected to watch.
Perry, who will be performing with special guest Lenny Kravitz, participated in the 2010 “VH1 Divas Salute the Troops” show presented by the USO, singing classic numbers with other performer like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” in addition to performing her own hit songs.
Menzel, who will sing the national anthem, recently participated in a USO satellite media tour promoting USO Wishbook, an alternative giving catalog that supports troops and their families.
Menzel also met with three New York City-area military families before performing at Bloomingdale’s Holiday Concert and Window Unveiling show in November.
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“Each family had the most adorable children,” Menzel said. “I got to get to know them a little bit and tell them how much I appreciate the sacrifices they make.
“I also recognize how difficult the holidays can be when they’re apart, so any kind of laughter or joy I could bring to the situation was nice.”