How Long Will It Take Jazmine Sullivan Or Eric Church To Sing The US National Anthem? (O/U 1:59)
Two minutes is a loooooong time to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Whitney Houston’s 1991 rendition was just under 2 minutes, Jose Feliciano’s was around 1:40. Marvin Gaye went over 2 minutes… but he’s Marvin Gaye. And with all due respect to Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church, they’re not going to one-up Marvin Gaye. Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem for less than 2 minutes last year in Super Bowl LIV. Take the under in Super Bowl LV, too.
Ok, I lost. But this bet didn’t come without controversy. On Friday, a local sports reporter recorded a video of Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan’s National Anthem practice from outside Raymond James Stadium. He timed the performance at 2:16. Shortly after posting the video to Twitter, the reporter disrupted the Super Bowl betting market and shattered my hopes for this prop.
Last night, the anthem went well over 2 minutes.