Soul legend Aretha Franklin will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans Aaron Neville and Dr John at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06).

The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at the beginning of the American football final in Detroit, Michigan.

National Football League (NFL) spokesman BRIAN McCARTHY says, "The combination of all three should present a very memorable performance."

Elsewhere at the Super Bowl, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone and John Legend will perform a pre-game medley and THE Rolling Stones will play at half-time.