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Singer Mickey Guyton performs the national anthem before Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
Singer Mickey Guyton performs the national anthem before Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images via AFP.

Odds on the length of the Super Bowl national anthem have become a staple for the majority of marquee sports betting sites – and it's easy to see why. Where else would you see such intense discourse over the anthem singer's vocal tendencies? The Super Bowl national anthem prop bet always generates plenty of betting interest; here's a closer look.

As Super Bowl prop bets go, wagering on the length of the national anthem might be a favorite among people who don't normally bet on sports.

There's a pop culture element to it, of course, with some of the most notable musicians in the world having performed the Super Bowl national anthem over the years.  But it's also one of those prop bets that don't require a deep dive into the Super Bowl odds. You either think the national anthem will finish before the sportsbook time listed, or it will run over that number.

Our Super Bowl picks don't include a play on the national anthem length, but we're happy to help you conquer this wildly popular Super Bowl prop bet.

Super Bowl National Anthem Odds

The NFL has revealed that renowned singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton will be performing the anthem Feb. 12 – and now that we have the "who" in place, it hasn't taken long for sports betting sites to provide bettors with a market. Here's a look at the early odds:

Over 121.5 seconds-120
Under 121.5 seconds-120

For context, we'll also share what went down at last year's NFL championship between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.

Country singer Mickey Guyton was tabbed to sing the national anthem in 2022; the Over/Under for her performance was set at approximately one minute, 40 seconds (though bettors had a range of a few seconds on either side depending on the sportsbook of choice).

That number was on the low end of historic national anthem lengths – and Guyton converted the Over with ease, coming in at one minute, 50 seconds.

Betting on the length of the national anthem isn't the only prop associated with the pre-game song; depending on the sports betting site, bettors will also be able to place wagers on:

  • Whether the shortest Super Bowl scoring drive will be shorter than the anthem
  • Whether the singer will forget at least one word of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
  • What color outfit the singer is wearing
  • Which quarterback/head coach the television camera will pan to first
  • How many planes will fly over the stadium during the anthem

As you can see, it has become quite the Super Bowl pre-game betting event!

Super Bowl 57 National Anthem Singer

Chris Stapleton has been announced as the Super Bowl 57 national anthem singer. Stapleton has won eight Grammys and 15 Country Music Association awards, and his songs have been featured on albums from Adele, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and others.

Sports betting sites will likely rush to get odds up now that a national anthem singer is revealed, so don't hesitate to start your research right away.

Super Bowl National Anthem History

The chances are good that if someone has performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, you've heard of them.

Early in the Super Bowl national anthem history books, performances longer than two minutes were special occasions – but we're seeing a lot more held notes these days, as shown by the times of every national anthem singer dating back to 1990:

Super Bowl 24Aaron Neville1:25NA
Super Bowl 25Whitney Houston1:56NA
Super Bowl 26Harry Connick Jr.2:06NA
Super Bowl 27Garth Brooks1:45NA
Super Bowl 28Natalie Cole2:33NA
Super Bowl 29Kathie Lee Gifford1:40NA
Super Bowl 30Vanessa Williams1:35NA
Super Bowl 31Luther Vandross1:53NA
Super Bowl 32Jewel1:27NA
Super Bowl 33Cher1:55NA
Super Bowl 34Faith Hill2:00NA
Super Bowl 35Backstreet Boys1:49NA
Super Bowl 36Mariah Carey1:56NA
Super Bowl 37Dixie Chicks1:33NA
Super Bowl 38Beyonce2:09NA
Super Bowl 39U.S. Military Academy Choirs1:53NA
Super Bowl 40Aaron Neville & Aretha Franklin2:09NA
Super Bowl 41Billy Joel1:30Under
Super Bowl 42Jordin Sparks1:54Over
Super Bowl 43Jennifer Hudson2:10Over
Super Bowl 44Carrie Underwood1:47Over
Super Bowl 45Christina Aguilera1:53Under
Super Bowl 46Kelly Clarkson1:34Push
Super Bowl 47Alicia Keys2:36Over
Super Bowl 48Renee Fleming2:03Under
Super Bowl 49Idina Menzel2:04Over
Super Bowl 50Lady Gaga2:22Over
Super Bowl 51Luke Bryan2:04Under
Super Bowl 52P!NK1:52Under
Super Bowl 53Gladys Knight2:01Over
Super Bowl 54Demi Lovato1:49Under
Super Bowl 55Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church2:17Over
Super Bowl 56Mickey Guyton1:50Over

Here are some trends to glean from the above results:

  • Over is trending slightly over the past decade, with six of the previous 10 Super Bowl national anthem renditions running longer than the sportsbook time.
  • Did Kelly Clarkson know about her Super Bowl national anthem odds? The inaugural American Idol champion is the only crooner to hit the sportsbook number right on the nose.
  • If we get another duet at Super Bowl 57, you might want to auto-lock the Over. Only two duos have performed the national anthem, and their performances averaged 2:13.
  • Group acts in general come in longer than average; four groups of two or more singers have performed the Super Bowl national anthem, with the Backstreet Boys (1:49) the quickest.

Super Bowl National Anthem FAQs

Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 57?

The National Football League announced Jan. 24 that country music superstar Chris Stapleton will be performing the Super Bowl 57 national anthem.

How long was last year’s national anthem?

Country music sensation Mickey Guyton completed the Super Bowl 56 national anthem in one minute, 50 seconds, easily converting the Over.

Can I bet on the Super Bowl national anthem?

The answer to this question depends on the state you call home. Some states do not allow bettors to wager on the national anthem, while others do. Be sure to check the sports betting sites in your state to see if they provide Super Bowl national anthem odds.

Super Bowl Prop Bets

Prop bet enthusiasts have much more to choose from than wagering on how long the Super Bowl national anthem will run; here's a look at some of the more popular Super Bowl prop bets among the best sportsbooks:

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