Carey to Perform on the NFL Kickoff 2012 Special

Mariah Carey’s ready for some football

The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer and new American Idol judge will take part in an hour-long pre-game show as part of the 2012 NFL kickoff.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s performance is part of a special event for the National Football League to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NFL Kickoff event, as well as a way to honor the reigning Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants.

Carey, along with Gwen Stefani’s No Doubt, will perform at 30 Rockefeller Center on an outdoor stage constructed specifically for the event.

Carey, who has18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard charts, will perform five songs, including her latest single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” off her upcoming album that is being released sometime next year.

Last week Carey took to her Twitter account to ask her fans what other songs they’d like to hear. “…I’m doing 5 songs at the NFL show.. What do you reaaally wanna hear FOR THE NOSTALGIA!!!!”

No word yet on which songs Carey has selected from all her fan picks.

The NBC/NFL network special will be broadcast on Wednesday, September  5 from 7:30-8:30 pm ET. The special precedes the NFL kickoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

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