Despite record-setting freezing temperatures, professional football fans had a lot to cheer about during Super Bowl 52 as incumbent champions the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for the coveted national title – which drew over 100m viewers and 67,612 live audience members.
Pink set the tone for the evening with a dazzling one-minute, 53-second rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, sung through her Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone system.
On a night brimming with excitement and anticipation for the two teams and fans around the world, Pink exuded both confidence and class, sweeping listeners through an unforgettable performance of the US national anthem – with every emotional nuance of the famously difficult 19 semitone song captured in detail by Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless system.
“For an artist whose vocal performance is so well renowned, it is important for us to have the ultimate equipment specification both on tour and during the Super Bowl,” said Jon Lewis, monitor engineer for Pink. “We have a very strong relationship with Sennheiser, and the Digital 6000 enables us to attain the best digital audio quality as well as dependable RF.”
The Pink team has been using the Digital 6000 system over the last several months while touring, and appearing on high-profile television programmes and award shows such as Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, the Video Music Awards and others.
During her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at this year’s Super Bowl, Pink sang through a Sennheiser SKM 6000 handheld transmitter, coupled with an MD 9235 capsule. “We have always been really happy with her voice on the MD 5235 capsule, so when we moved over to the Digital 6000 series, it was a very natural progression,” Lewis explained.
Byron Gaither, artists relations manager, professional audio at Sennheiser said, “We are honoured that our microphones and wireless systems are continually used by singers who are at the top of their game. With the Digital 6000 Series wireless system, we have opened yet another chapter of innovation, audio quality and reliability.”