The Super Bowl Broadcast Mistake People Can't Stop Cringing Over

Anything can happen on live television and often does — with the Super Bowl being no exception. After all, who can ever forget Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show in which the world got a look at the singer's nipple during a very unplanned moment.

When it came time for the 2022 Super Bowl pre-show, two incredible singers paid tribute to America with emotional melodic renditions of "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner". R&B singer Jhene Aiko was on hand for the first song while country singer Mickey Guyton waited on deck to belt out the National Anthem (via Variety). While the singers were impeccable and their performances perfect, things apparently didn't go right in the control booth and viewers noticed it right away. As living room spectators are apt to do in the social media world, Americans couldn't wait to point the mistake out on Twitter.

Eagle-eyed fans quickly notice a chyron error

When NBC aired the 2022 Super Bowl pre-game show's solemn moments with a subdued yet stunning rendition of "America the Beautiful," the chyron misidentified singer Mickey Guyton as Jhene Aiko. It was Aiko who was getting ready to sing, but as she was introduced, the camera showed us Guyton, who was already on the field getting ready to wow the crowd with "The Star Spangled Banner" (via Variety). While the mistake was quickly remedied and the camera panned to Aiko, that didn't stop Twitter from taking NBC to task for the mistake.

One twitter user had a question for the network as soon as the mistake was noticed. "@NBCNews #SuperBowlLVI ummm ... who confused Jhene Aiko and Mickey Guyton? Its tone deaf.... (On your part) #mickeyguyton and #jheneaiko . #mickeyandjhene"

Another couldn't even believe what he was seeing. "Not them showing Mickey Guyton with Jhene Aiko's name underneath. Come on now..." he wrote.

Yet another viewer couldn't believe the network was making mistakes before the actual football game began. "Super Bowl production off to a super hot start lmao that WAS NOT Jhene Aiko hahaha," he wrote.

Who is Jhene Aiko?

Older generations of Super Bowl fans might not have known the gorgeous singer dressed in full sequins who sparkled and shined delivering an understated — but at times soaring — performance of "America the Beautiful," a tune that pays tribute to the physical landscape of the nation, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. With only a harp to accompany her, she gave a unique performance that had fans cheering.

However, Jhene Aiko has made a name for herself in recent years as a rhythm and blues performer known for collaborating with such big names as Kanye West, also known as "Ye." When she released her first solo LP, "Souled Out," it debuted as number 3 on Billboard's Hot 200 chart, according to Rocket

Aiko is also a Grammy-award nominated artist, with her third album, "Chilombo," getting a nod for Best Album at the 2021 Grammys. "Chilombo" also won for Best Album at 2021's NAACP Image Awards.

Who is Mickey Guyton?

Mickey Guyton is also an accomplished singer who proved she can croon more than just country tunes when her rousing rendition of the national anthem blew away fans in SoFi stadium and at home in their living rooms.

While the start of 2020 brought us a pandemic, it also brought us the sounds of Guyton when, after a decade of having a record deal and trying to find that breakout tune, her single "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" became a hit and chronicled her story of trying to make it big in the world of country music where men seem to be in charge (via

Guyton also made Grammy history when she was the first Black artist to receive a Grammy nomination in a country category after releasing an emotional track that was extremely personal to her following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. "Black Like Me" became a hit and earned Guyton a Grammy nod for Best Country Solo Performance.

When the announcement came that Guyton was one of the performers for the 2022 Super Bowl, she could barely contain her excitement, tweeting, "I am shook, I am grateful, I am praise dancing...So excited to be singing the national anthem at #SBLVI on February 13th!"

The fact that Guyton and Aiko have such distinctly different sounds makes the mixup even more cringeworthy, and it is evident why dedicated fans and casual viewers of the show alike are so upset about the debacle.