As the US Open kicked off Monday night (Aug. 27) at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., Kelly Clarkson was on hand to deliver a rocking opening ceremony performance — and it may just be her ticket to the 2019 Super Bowl.
Clarkson was only on stage for about 10 minutes, but delivered six of her biggest hits, including “Since You Been Gone,” “Miss Independent” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” Though the tennis stadium wasn’t the best for concert audio, Clarkson’s voice carried far and wide, with the singer also utilizing practically every inch of the court for her short but stunning performance. And now, fans are calling for her production to be brought to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII next year.
“I feel like @kelly_clarkson just submitted her audition for the Super Bowl,” one fan tweeted. Another added, “@kelly_clarkson is a fucking legend and the people deserve her for the Super Bowl halftime show 2019. LET IT BE KNOWN.”
That seemed to be the general consensus across Twitter following Clarkson’s US Open performance, with some even taking action to get the attention of halftime show organizers using retweet petitions and tagging the NFL.
Clarkson hasn’t addressed the Super Bowl campaigning yet, probably because she’s still buzzing from being in the same place as tennis’ queen: “I love opening for Serena Williams,” she joked after her performance.
Check out some of the Kelly Clarkson Super Bowl wishes and a clip of her performance below.