From Barry Manilow to Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks to Renee Fleming, over the years the Star Spangled Banner has been performed at the Super Bowl by a wide range of artists, covering all musical genres.
Broadway and Frozen star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 49. Keep checking this page for the complete list of Super Bowl 49 national anthem prop odds, which we’ll have listed here as soon as they’re posted at the sportsbooks.
Opera star Renee Fleming belted out the national anthem before Super Bowl 48 in just one minute, 54 seconds, well under the total time set in props betting at sportsbook Bodog, which hovered around two minutes, 20 seconds in the days leading up to the big game.
Fleming’s performance fell right in line with the average length of the national anthem over the last nine Super Bowls, which is just over one minute, 56 seconds.
After a string of pop divas and former American Idol contestants, including Underwood, Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Kelly Clarkson, Fleming became the first opera star to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. She is a renowned global artist that has performed at Buckingham Palace and the Beijing Olympics, among other international stages.
Alicia Keys’ two-minute, 35-second rendition prior to Super Bowl 47 was the longest of any singer since at least Super Bowl 40, with Billy Joel spouting out the shortest version at only 1:30 in Super Bowl 41.
Four years ago, pop singer Christina Aguilera flubbed some of the lyrics and caused a betting controversy with her one-minute, 54-second rendition, which landed right around the over/under number. Some books paid out on the OVER; others paid on the UNDER.
Over the last nine years, the total has finished UNDER in four of the six Super Bowls where the Star Spangled Banner has been performed in less than two minutes, while the AFC team is a perfect 3-0 SU in the last three Super Bowls in which the national anthem was performed in more than two minutes.
Super Bowl Anthem Length Results
Super Bowl 40 – Aaron Neville & Aretha Franklin 2:08
Super Bowl 41 – Billy Joel 1:30
Super Bowl 42 – Jordin Sparks 1:54
Super Bowl 43 – Jennifer Hudson 2:10
Super Bowl 44 – Carrie Underwood 1:47
Super Bowl 45 – Christina Aguilera 1:54
Super Bowl 46 – Kelly Clarkson 1:34
Super Bowl 47 – Alicia Keys 2:35
Super Bowl 48 – Rene Fleming 1:54
Super Bowl 49 – Idina Menzel ???