Christina Aguilera set for 'Bowl

Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem at this year's American Football Super Bowl.

The five-time Grammy award winning star's described the honour as a dream come true.

She previously performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2000. This year that opportunity has been given to The Black Eyed Peas.

Last year more than 153 million people watched the game. "I have been performing the anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true," Aguilera said in a statement. "I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event."

In the past the honour has gone to Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Aguilera's "Burlesque" co-star Cher, who did it in 1999.

The match between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers takes places in Dallas on Sunday February 6th.