For more than a decade, the NFL has bridged the gap between sports and music through its extravagant Super Bowl halftime shows. While fans are a few months away from seeing who will win the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving stands as the second biggest day on the NFL’s calendar. Around the nation, millions of Americans tune into watch the Lions and Cowboys each year. Over the years, the NFL has made an effort to implement halftime performances on Thanksgiving as well and this year is no different.
The city of Detroit is home to some of the best and brightest musicians in the world today. As a result, the Lions have been able to call on Big Sean and Eminem in years past. However, the franchise has decided to go to New York for this year’s halftime performer. At halftime of Thursday’s Lions-Bills matchup, Bebe Rexha will deliver a performance with special guest David Guetta.
“After establishing herself as one of music’s most sought-after songwriters (her arsenal of hits includes Eminem and Rihanna’s chart-topping “The Monster”), Bebe Rexha effortlessly made the transition to pop superstar,” a statement from the Detroit Lions reads.
“While she puts the finishing touches on album number three, the pop star finds herself with an unexpected global smash courtesy of David Guetta’s “I’m Good (Blue),” a riff on Eiffel 65’s seminal “Blue (Da Ba Dee),” that went viral on TikTok earlier this year, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries.”
The Lions and Bills are set to take the field for kickoff at 12:30 p.m. EST on November 24.