Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 2021?

O say can you see — who’s singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 55?

Following up Demi Lovato’s emotional return to a microphone last year, the NFL has tabbed a duo to sing the country’s anthem this go ’round, with country star Eric Church and R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan pairing up to sing the anthem prior to the big game.

With the pairing, the NFL seems to really be hammering home the “unity” theme that has permeated American society, with Church, a country singer, and Sullivan, an R&B singer, to try and bridge the gap for those coming from all music tastes.

Here’s everything to know about the Super Bowl 55 national anthem, including the full list of singers throughout the game’s history and over/under betting odds.

MORE: The best and worst Super Bowl national anthems ever

Who is signing the national anthem at Super Bowl 2021?

On Jan. 19, the NFL announced that country singer Eric Church and R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan would pair up for a duet of “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the start of Super Bowl 55.

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Eric Church is an American country music artist and has been been nominated for 10 Grammy awards throughout his career, including three nominations for best country album. His 2018 album, “Desperate Man,” was the last nominated for the award. Church is releasing a triple album later in 2021 entitled “Heart & Soul.”

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Jazmine Sullivan is an American R&B singer who recently returned to music in 2020, releasing the “Heaux Tales” EP in early 2021 which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Sullivan is a 12-time Grammy nominated artist, including being in the running for new artist in 2009. With a dozen nominations but no trophies, she is high on the list of singers who have been nominated but has never won.

In addition, R&B artist H.E.R. will be performing “America the Beautiful” prior to the start of the game.

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Super Bowl national anthem over-under

The infamous Super Bowl national anthem over-under prop bet is about two minutes, give or take a few seconds depending on which sportsbook is providing the odds. The over-under for the Super Bowl 55 national anthem is set at 1 minutes, 59 seconds, per oddsshark.com.

Betting the over-under on the Super Bowl national anthem is one of the most popular prop bets from the biggest American sporting event of the year. Last season’s anthem singer, Demi Lovato, clocked in at 1 minute, 50 seconds — a rare sub-two minute rendition that beat the 1:55 betting odds. But five of the past six anthem performances have gone over. The last duet, performed by Aaron Neville and Arethra Franklin in 2006, lasted 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

What time does Super Bowl 55 start?

The 2021 Super Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7. CBS, which owns broadcasting rights to the game, will begin its live pregame coverage at 11:30 a.m. ET continuing through kickoff.

What is the national anthem of the United States of America?

The United States of America’s national anthem is Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner,” written in 1814.

Past Super Bowl national anthem singers

While various musical groups have performed, true duets in the Super Bowl is a rarity, with 2006 the last time a duet performance occurred prior to the start of a Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Year Performer(s)
I 1967 The Pride of Arizona, Michigan Marching Band and UCLA choir
II 1968 Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band
III 1969 Lloyd Geisler of the Washington National Symphony Orchestra
IV 1970 AL Hirt
V 1971 Tommy Loy
WE 1972 U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
VII 1973 Little Angels Children’s Choir of Chicago’s Holy Angels Church
VIII 1974 Charley Pride
IX 1975 Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band
X 1976 Tom Sullivan
XI 1977 None (Vikki Carr sang “America the Beautiful”)
XII 1978 Phyllis Kell of the University of Louisiana at Monroe
XIII 1979 Te Colgate Thirteen
XIV 1980 Cheryl Ladd
XV 1981 Helen O’Connell
XVI 1982 Diana Ross
XVII 1983 Leslie Easterbrook
XVIII 1984 Barry Manilow
XIX 1985 San Francisco Boys Chorus, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Piedmont Children’s Chorus and San Francisco Children’s Chorus
XX 1986 Wynston Marsalis
XXI 1987 Neil Diamond
XXII 1988 Herb Alpert
XXIII 1989 Billy Joel
XXIV 1990 Aaron Neville
XXV 1991 Whitney Houston with the Florida Orchestra
XXVI 1992 Harry Connick, Jr.
XXVII 1993 Garth Brooks
XXVIII 1994 Natalie Cole
XXIX 1995 Kathie Lee Gifford
XXX 1996 Vanessa L. Williams
XXXI 1997 Luther Vandross
XXXII 1998 Jewel
XXXIII 1999 Cher
XXXIV 2000 Faith Hill
XXXV 2001 Backstreet Boys
XXXVI 2002 Mariah Carey
XXXVII 2003 Dixie Chicks
XXXVIII 2004 Beyoncé
XXXIX 2005 U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and the choirs from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
XL 2006 Aaron Neville, Arethra Franklin and Dr. John
XLI 2007 Billy Joel
XLII 2008 Jordin Sparks
XLIII 2009 Jennifer Hudson
XLIV 2010 Carrie Underwood
XLV 2011 Christina Aguilera
XLVI 2012 Kelly Clarkson
XLVII 2013 Alicia Keys
XLVIII 2014 Renée Fleming
XLIX 2015 Idina Menzel
50 2016 Lady Gaga
AT THE 2017 Luke Bryan
LII 2018 P! Nk
LIII 2019 Gladys Knight
LIFE 2020 Demi Lovato
LV 2021 Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan

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