Found February 03, 2013 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
Alicia Keys just sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLVII. She sang the lyrics (not counting the extra “living in the home of the brave” see added) in about 2 minutes 23 seconds. Alicia Keys posted this picture of her with Jennifer Hudson earlier today after the two rehearsed America the Beautiful and the Star-Spangled Banner, respectively, before the start of the 2013 Super Bowl. Alicia Keys 2013 Super Bowl National Anthem Video Here’s Alicia Keys’s performance of the National Anthem from earlier this evening: * * * * * For the most part, I think Alicia Keys did a nice job. I always appreciate when the singer also provides the instrumental accompaniment, and though that Keys’s piano part complemented the song well. She dragged a bit, as evidenced by the fact that she beat the over-under time by 8–11 seconds, but her vocals weren’t obnoxious, at least not until the vocal flourish after “brave” and the “livin’ in the home of the brave” she tacked onto the end, both o
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Alicia Keys performed the national anthem leading up to the Super Bowl on Sunday, and she went “over” on the over/under line for the length of her performance.
Sitting at a white piano and wearing a long, red dress, Keys started off slowly and took well over the 2:15 mark that most sportsbooks placed as the line for gambling purposes.
Covers.com unofficially had Keys at 2:41...
So if you took the over for how long the Alicia Keys rendition of the National Anthem would be, you’re going to be collecting some money from your bookie Monday morning. Now I’m not saying that Ms. Keys did a bad job (except for the ending when she decided to make it her own) but [...]
Josh Tinley has a video and official time of Alicia Keys National Anthem performance at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, but what did the rest of the world think?
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Reactions to Alicia Keys’ National Anthem at the 2013 Super Bowl
Here are reactions across the Twittersphere...
Alicia Keys performed the National Anthem for Superbowl XLVII and has unoffically broke record for longest National Anthem at the Superbowl at 156.4 seconds according to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle
I clocked Alicia Keys at 156.4 seconds, breaking the SB mark of 152 seconds by Natalie Cole and choir in 1994.
— David Barron (@dfbarron) February 3, 2013
We’re just under seven hours away from the start of Super Bowl XLVII, and with everyone bound to make a story out of everything from the actual game to Beyonce’s hair, I decided to make some bold predictions about just that- everything from Alicia Keys doing the National Anthem to Jim Harbaugh’s temper tantrum count. [...]