Super Bowl 2023 National Anthem Over/Under Odds: How Long Will Chris Stapleton Sing?

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Few days and events in sports and entertainment generate as much fanfare as the Super Bowl and Super Bowl Sunday. But Super Bowl Sunday is just as much about the entertainment aspect, and that includes the Super Bowl national anthem.

For some, the game itself is the highlight. For others, it’s the Super Bowl ads, which are always a hot topic. And for others, it’s the Super Bowl performers and performances.

Super Bowl betting isn’t all about the serious stuff. Sure, the most interest and money centers around betting on the result of the Super Bowl matchup or Super Bowl props related to the action on the field.

But Super Bowl national anthem betting is part of the less serious action you can get in on. Whether it is to see a favorite performer or a memorable performance, people will be watching.

Country Star Stapleton to be This Year’s Super Bowl National Anthem Singer

Once again, the national anthem performance will have some country flair.

Before the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles face off in Super Bowl 57 at State Farm Stadium on February 12, award-winning country singer Chris Stapleton will perform the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

In the history of the Super Bowl, the anthem has been performed at every game but one, to date.

At Super Bowl XI, held at the Rose Bowl on January 9, 1977–the earliest Super Bowl date in the game’s history–singer Vikki Carr sang “America the Beautiful” instead of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Last year, country star Mickey Guyton performed the national anthem before the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 at SoFi Stadium.

With a time of around one minute, 51 seconds, Guyton’s 2022 performance easily hit the over at sportsbooks around the world.

How to Bet on the Super Bowl National Anthem

Will we have another anthem over this year?

If you are a bettor in the United States, bettors won’t find Super Bowl national anthem over/under odds at regulated sportsbooks like Bovada Sportsbook, BetOnline, BetUS, and BetMGM.

But Canadian bettors have access to such odds through BetOnline Canada, and other international sportsbooks also offer over/under odds on Chris Stapleton’s national anthem performance.

Here’s a sample of some of the options you will find at some of those books.

Super Bowl 2023 National Anthem Over/Under Odds

Odds are as of Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Super Bowl LVII National Anthem Odds

How Long Will It Take for Chris Stapleton to Sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl?

  • Over 119.5 Seconds (Two minutes or more) -280
  • Under 119.5 Seconds (1 minute, 59 seconds or less) +210

Will Any Super Bowl Scoring Drive Take Less Time Than the National Anthem?

  • Yes -230
  • No +170

Will Any Word Be Forgotten or Omitted from the Anthem Performance?

  • Yes +500
  • No -900

Do Previous National Anthem Performances Offer a Clue?

Do any previous performances provide a clue on how long the national anthem will be at the Super Bowl this year? In a word, no.

With respect to any other performances, none have the same viewership that the Super Bowl will have.

And with an event like the Super Bowl, you are likely to see a performance that fits the occasion. With that in mind, betting the over makes the most sense.

If you are looking at recent Super Bowl national anthem performances to try to get an idea of how long Stapleton will sing, you will see that the shortest was one minute and 30 seconds by Billy Joel and the longest was two minutes and 36 seconds by Alicia Keys.

A pretty standard length appears to be one minute and 55 seconds, so Guyton’s performance last year was close to the standard.

Super Bowl National Anthem Betting Over/Under Results from the Past 16 Years

  • Overs: 7
  • Unders: 8
  • Pushes: 1

Ultimately, unless you have insider access–and even if you do–Super Bowl national anthem betting is pure guesswork.

While some artists seem very comfortable with it and have the skill and range to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” skillfully, others seem to prefer to stick with a more basic approach. Not everyone can be Whitney Houston or Faith Hill, whose performances were so good they became profitable recordings.

What Kind of Anthem Odds Can You Bet On?

When it comes to anthem betting, the classic bet is on the length of the performance.

Betting the over/under on how long the national anthem will be is the most popular betting option, but many books offer other interesting options as well.

In addition to the length of the performance, some sportsbooks will be creative and offer a prop of whether any word will be forgotten or omitted.

It is a simple yes/no prop that usually heavily skews to the “no” side. No one wants to look bad on national TV and be known for one of the worst national anthem performances.

In the age of the internet, social media, and smartphones, an embarrassing moment can become a meme in an instant and live on for days, weeks, or even years.

Some sportsbooks might offer bets that reflect the times we live in. Will anyone take a knee during the national anthem? Will there be a raised fist during the national anthem?

Some sportsbooks might also offer odds on the following:

  • Which player is shown first during the anthem?
  • Which coach is shown first during the anthem?

Recent Super Bowl Anthem Performers

Super Bowl National Anthem Performers: 2007-Present
  • 2023: Chris Stapleton
  • 2022: Mickey Guyton
  • 2021: Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church
  • 2020: Demi Lovato
  • 2019: Gladys Knight
  • 2018: Pink
  • 2017: Luke Bryan
  • 2016: Lady Gaga
  • 2015: Idina Menzel
  • 2014: Renee Fleming
  • 2013: Alicia Keys
  • 2012: Kelly Clarkson
  • 2011: Christina Aguilera
  • 2010: Carrie Underwood
  • 2009: Jennifer Hudson
  • 2008: Jordin Sparks
  • 2007: Billy Joel

Other previous performers are a who’s who of music: the late Whitney Houston, the late Aretha Franklin, the late Luther Vandross, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Cher, Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, and Diana Ross.

Along with Stapleton’s anthem performance, R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will sing “America the Beautiful,” and Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show will feature nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna, who will be performing live for the first time since the 2018 Grammys.

While many will watch the upcoming Super Bowl national anthem to see one of their favorite performers or to soak up a little patriotic fanfare, others will be watching to see if their Super Bowl bets have a winning start.

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Super Bowl National Anthem FAQ

Who is performing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl?
Country singer Chris Stapleton will be singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles meet in Super Bowl 57 on February 12.
Who performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl last year?
Country singer Mickey Guyton was the anthem performer at the Super Bowl in 2022.
Can I bet on the Super Bowl national anthem performance?
Depending on where you live, you can legally bet on how long the performance will be, among other things.
How long was last year's national anthem performance at the Super Bowl?
Mickey Guyton’s 2022 performance lasted approximately one minute and 51 seconds.
Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and betting on sports for over a decade and has been with Betting News since 2021. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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