Reba McEntire’s National Anthem Performance at Super Bowl LVIII Draws Mixed Reactions on Social Media

    Country music icon Reba McEntire’s performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl LVIII was a significant moment that garnered mixed reactions across social media. Some believed cosmetic enhancements impacted her performance while others loved it.


    After Reba McEntire took to the stage yesterday to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, fans and critics alike shared their opinions. While many tuned in to witness the artist’s rendition, the range of responses highlighted the diversity of viewers’ tastes and expectations.

    Reba McEntire performing that national anthem at the Superbowl in 2024 | Source: Getty Images

    Critiques and praises were equally vocal on platforms like X, where one user did not hold back about McEntire’s possible beauty enhancements impacting her performance, stating, “She can hardly sing through that plastic surgery. Got to bring back Stapleton that was the best I ever seen.” Another shared a similar sentiment, “Sorry, I love Reba but I thought she was horrible.” Some thought her performance was incredible and said it was how the national anthem should always be sung.

    Reba McEntire performing that national anthem at the Superbowl in 2024 | Source: Getty Images

    Yet, amidst the critiques, many of McEntire’s fans highlighted her expertise and composure. In support of her, a tweet read, “You can just tell that Reba is enjoying this moment and not stressed about how it lives up or if she’ll make a mistake. This is a pro.” Such supportive messages underline the admiration for McEntire’s professionalism and her stature in the music industry.


    The conversation around the performance also included mentions of its duration, with some noting it as one of the “shortest” anthem performances in recent Super Bowl history—a point of contention that added to the spectrum of reactions.


    While McEntire’s Super Bowl LVIII anthem was a moment to remember, it is not her “first rodeo” with national anthems. McEntire’s storied journey in music began long before, with a notable performance at the National Finals Rodeo 50 years ago. Music on X called McEntire and the Super Bowl a “match made in heaven,” to which McEntire replied: “Aww thanks.”

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