Super Bowl National Anthem 2020: Twitter Reacts to Demi Lovato's Performance

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2020

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Singer Demi Lovato performs the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Elsa/Getty Images

Before the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs went through their final preparations before Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, Demi Lovato delivered the national anthem at Hard Rock Stadium.

In doing so, Lovato fulfilled a goal she made on Twitter in 2010. This was the 27-year-old's second major event after ending a lengthy hiatus at the Grammys a week ago.


.@ddlovato sings the National Anthem before #SBLIV! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/MJL2vkiTnw

She received wide praise across social media:


That's some way to start it. 👏👏 Demi Lovato! 🇺🇸

Tony Schiavone @tonyschiavone24

Demi Lovato just knocked it out of the park. Damn!

Molly Knight @molly_knight

Demi Lovato did great in spite of millions of grown ass men screaming at her to slow down through their televisions! 😂

iHeartRadio @iHeartRadio

I literally have goosebumps. That was SO BEAUTIFUL, Demi Lovato 🇺🇸 #SuperBowl #SuperBowlLIV https://t.co/LtNSGlorFs

Bovada set the over/under at 2:04, with the under (-220) the favorite. Lovato didn't waste any time with her rendition:

B/R Betting @br_betting

Under hits 😏 https://t.co/spHiIrMxyj

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Unofficial time on Demi Lovato’s National Anthem is a swift 1 minute and 50 seconds.

Bryan Fischer @BryanDFischer

Demi Lovato cares not for your over bets.

Bill Oram @billoram

Feels like Demi Lovato had the under

Stadium @Stadium

TFW you took the under on the anthem. https://t.co/7ojziRfavI

For a lot of television viewers, the Super Bowl may have been the first time they heard Chiefs fans close "The Star-Spangled Banner" by replacing the word "brave" with "Chiefs." It's a tradition at Arrowhead Stadium and helped the AFC champions feel a little more at home:

Rustin Dodd @rustindodd

Just by the roars and the end of the anthem, it feels like maybe 65-70 percent Chiefs fans in here. https://t.co/vgJwCfvS02

Emmanuel Acho @thEMANacho

Never been around #Chiefs fans before, that was dope. Demi was singing the national anthem, “and the home of the...” And all you heard in a loud roar was, “CHIIIIIEFS!!” #SuperBowl

Dani Welniak @KCTVDani

“Home of the CHIEFS” during the national anthem just enveloped this stadium. If that didn’t give you goosebumps...

Nancy Armour @nrarmour

During national anthem, I saw: People walking to their seats, talking, taking photos, conducting along with Demi Lovato, guy in luxury box talking on his phone, another drinking beer. And then Chiefs fans shouted "CHIEFS" to drown out last word. But, ya know, respect.

With Lovato's performance in the books, the spotlight turned to the Chiefs and 49ers in what should be an evenly matched Super Bowl. Kansas City finished the regular season third in offensive efficiency and San Francisco was second in defensive efficiency, per Football Outsiders.

The Chiefs are looking for their second title, while the 49ers can join the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers as the only franchises with six Super Bowl rings.