David Draiman of Disturbed Wants to Sing The National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV

October 7, 2019

Although Latin/Pop stars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will be headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl LIV, there is still a chance that rock could still have a significant presence at the big game in 2020. That is because Disturbed vocalist David Draiman wants fans to vote for him to sing the National Anthem before the game.

The band shared a Billboard poll where fans can vote who they would like to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl LIV and requests that they type in "David Draiman" in the "Other" section before voting.

Currently Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco is the leader followed by Lana Del Ray and Barbara Streisand, but "Other" trails behind in fourth place.

Draiman tells Loudwire, that he has been practicing singing the National Anthem since he was little and would relish the opportunity to share some inspiration and hope in his performance, all while giving rock some presence at the Super Bowl, proving that they can do the song justice just as good, and even moreso than pop singers can.

Should Draiman be the one to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl LIV, he would be the first hard rock/metal vocalist to do it in history. The closest example would be when Billy Joel sang it in 1989 and 2007.