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Gladys Knight kicked off the Super Bowl, and a day full of prop bets, with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. Her national anthem
Length of Gladys Knight's #SuperBowl LIII National Anthem:— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) February 3, 2019
2 minutes & 1 second (2:01)
Who sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl?
The "Empress of Soul" was
Average Performance Times from Last 10 #SuperBowl National Anthems by Primary Musical Genre:— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) January 23, 2019
R&B / Soul (2): 142.5 Seconds
Pop (5): 120 Seconds
Country (2): 115.5 Seconds
Opera (1): 114 Seconds
Total Average: 120.4 Seconds
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Knight's previous renditions
JUST IN: There's controversy over the Gladys Knight national anthem.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 3, 2019
One sportsbook graded the OVER as a win and then took it back.
Apparently, she might have said "BRAVE" twice.
First brave would have made it the UNDER. End of second brave would have made it the OVER.
Over the last 10 years, the average national anthem lasted exactly two minutes, and that's exactly what the line was on this prop bet last year.
Knight's rendition came in at 2:01.
Performance Times for Last 10 #SuperBowl National Anthems:— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) January 23, 2019
Luke Bryan 2:04
Lady Gaga 2:09
Idina Menzel 2:04
Renee Fleming 1:54
Alicia Keys 2:35 (Longest)
Kelly Clarkson 1:34 (Shortest)
Christina Aguilera 1:54
Carrie Underwood 1:47
Jennifer Hudson 2:10
Let's hope Knight's rendition kicked your account in the right direction as she surely left a lasting impression on the millions of viewers on Super Bowl Sunday.
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