Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Super Bowl 53 National Anthem Over/Under Result

Super Bowl 53 National Anthem Over/Under Result

Gladys totally blew us away with her moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. As she ended the song, an F-16 fighting falcon fly-over was done by the United States Air Force thunderbirds as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams got set to take the field.

Noise and controversy surrounded the 74-year-old's performance since some have boycotted the NFL over treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. The performance came right after Chloe x Halle took to the field to sing "America the lovely".

Knight, an Atlanta native known as the "Empress of Soul", received loud cheers from the crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

She continued: "I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country's Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII".

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Knight previously said she's been working for civil rights and singing the anthem since she was a little girl.

Following the news of her involvement, Knight defended her decision to perform at the Super Bowl. Wearing an all-white outfit, the eight-time Grammy victor and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer belted out the national anthem for the sold-out crowd despite the persistent criticism of performers who participated at this year's event.

"No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and can not be made so by anyone speaking it", she added.

Upon accepting the gig to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl, Knight released the following statement via the National Football League, "I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta". Most betting sites have the over/under at 1:50, meaning the anthem hit the over.

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