Alicia Keys performed a soulful rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ prior to the Super Bowl XLVII kick-off yesterday but not everyone was ready to applaud her efforts.
According to experts who track such things, Sunday’s performance set a record for the longest Super Bowl version in history, lasting 156.4 seconds. The previous record holder was Natalie Cole, who needed 152 seconds to deliver the national tune in 1994.
Dressed in a body hugging burgundy gown and seated at a white piano situated on the 50-yard line, the 32-year-old songstress was in no hurry to get through the anthem that is a mainstay at sporting events in America.
One Twitter user joked, “I had time to eat dinner, pee, solve world hunger & find a cure for cancer in the same amount of time it took Alicia Keys to sing the anthem.”
It may have been slow but one thing is certain … it wasn’t lip-synched. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.
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