Eric Church and Zazmin Sullivan on Sunday hosted Super Bowl L.V. The duo joined history as a duet for the song “The Star Spangled Banner”. At the Super Bowl in a decade.
The last time this happened was in 2006 when Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and American singer Aaron Neville sang the anthem. Franklin sang the last few notes when his performance was over 120 seconds.
However, the country music star and R&B singer finished in two minutes and 22 seconds.
Grammy-winning singer HER sang “America the Beautiful”, while The Weeknd is set to perform during the halftime show in Tampa.
Jewel holds the title for lowest Super Bowl anthem performance in a minute and 27 seconds. While the average has been below the two-minute mark, five of the last eight Super Bowl anthem overtook two minutes.
Before Super Bowl LIII, Gladys Knight made a lengthy rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” in two minutes and a second. Alicia Keys, however, holds the longest recorded anthem in Super Bowl history at two minutes and 35 seconds.