Thursday, February 16, 2012
By Sara Moore
At this year’s NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center in Orlando, fans can expect to see performances by Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, and Nicki Minaj.
Mary J. Blige will start off by singing the U.S. national anthem and Canadian born pop band Neverest will sing the Canadian national anthem before the 61st NBA All-Star Game tipoff.
Pitbull will kick off the halftime show where he will perform his #1 single
Give Me Everything, featuring singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and newcomer Nayer and he will be joined by a host of special guest performers.
Nicki Minaj will perform a medley of songs, including her new smash single Starships and fan favorites like Superbass during the introductions of the NBA All-Stars.
The day before the game as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm, will.i.am will perform his single The Hardest Ever prior to the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. Flo Rida will also perform his current single Good Feeling from his upcoming fourth studio album, just prior to the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. Javier Colon of the hit reality competition show The Voice
will sing the U.S. national anthem.
The NBA All-Star Game will air live at 7pm EST on TNT on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
All performances on Saturday night will air before a nationwide audience, live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.