And it’s good! Andy Grammer scored big with his fun NFL Halftime performance on Nov. 24. During the middle of the Thanksgiving game between the Lions and Vikings , Andy broke out a medley of hits that left his fans feeling ‘Good To Be Alive.’
Andy, 32, decided to spend Thanksgiving far, far away from his hometown of Chester, New York. The young singer serenaded Detroit Rock City during the Detroit Lions game against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 24, Andy started out laying on the turf, breaking into a version of “Fresh Eyes,” getting into formation with the Lions’ cheerleaders. Then, the singer rushed into a huddle of adoring fans that almost blitzed him!
Thankfully, he had backup that lifted him up on stage, where he broke into his song, “Good To Be Alive.” What an uplifting, soulful performance! After switching into “Honey, I’m Good,” Andy finished the show the only way possible – with fireworks!
While playing for a Detroit crowd on one of the most hallowed days of the football year would be intimidating for most singers, Andy couldn’t wait to hit the play the game. . “It might be the biggest stage I’ve gotten to play on, just eyeballs-wise, and we put a lot of time and effort and it’s so fun to create a show for TV,” he told ESPN.
“I’ve been practicing crazy with my band and we have a lot of fun surprises. But even more than that, to be at the football game, that holds a lot of weight for someone like me. I’m psyched to be there.”
Andy’s no stranger to performing at sporting events. During the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets, he was the first person picked to sing the National Anthem. He managed to nail every note of the song, which resulted in a powerful and respectful rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.” It was better received than the version Aretha Franklin, 74, sang at the start of the Lions-Vikings game, as many fans blasted the “Queen of Soul” for taking too damn long to finish the song!
Though, no offense to sports, but Andy’s “biggest stage of his career” might have been the Dancing With The Stars season 23 finale on Nov. 22. While Keo Mostepe, 26, and Allison Holker, 28, hit the dance floor, Andy stood bathed in blue light while he played his new single, “Fresh Eyes.” Blue light? How perfect – after all, he’s a New York Giants fan. Maybe he’ll get a chance to perform at one of those games in the future?
What did you think about Andy’s Halftime performance, HollywoodLifers?