Alicia Keys Super Bowl National Anthem: Safest Prop Bets for Opening Performance

Josh SchochAnalyst IIIFebruary 3, 2013

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 10:  Alicia Keys performs a song during the kick-off celebration concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Orlando Stadium on June 10, 2010 in Soweto, South Africa.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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Unless you live under a rock, you've heard that Alicia Keys will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVII, and that she has something special planned for it.

Keys is a fantastic singer with a very creative mind, and entertainment junkies have been buzzing about what she'll be doing.

It's not just the junkies, however, as a ton of prop bets have cropped up surrounding her rendition of the national anthem.

These are the safest prop bets that for her anticipated performance.


How Long Will It Take Alicia Keys to Sing the National Anthem?

Over 2 minutes, 10 seconds (Even), Under 2 minutes, 10 seconds (-140)

This one is almost guaranteed to be under.

Two minutes and 10 seconds is a long time, and considering that this rendition by Eugene Carbajal only took about one minute and 20 seconds, Keys would have to really stretch it out to top this mark.

I know that Keys is going to do her own thing and that she could potentially make this a very long performance, but there comes a point when you just take too long, and anything over two minutes certainly falls under that category.


Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the U.S. national anthem?

Could you imagine how badly you'd have to butcher the national anthem to be booed before the Super Bowl?

Christina Aguilera had to forget the lyrics to get booed, and if Keys were to change the lyrics everyone would just think that it is part of her special performance.

The odds that Keys gets booed are very slim, and this is a must-bet for all gamblers.


Will Alicia Keys forget/omit a word of the official U.S. national anthem?

The fact that the word "omit" appears in this bet makes it a near-guarantee that she'll leave at least one word out.

Keys is going to put on a special performance, and it's very likely that she is going to change a few words to make it flow better.


Will Alicia Keys add a new word of the official U.S. national anthem?

Another easy bet for the same reasons.

Keys is trying to show off her creative genius, and the best way to do that is to add a word or two. Expect this to be easy money as well.