Was Fergie’s National Anthem One Of The All Time Worst?
Pop star Fergie sang the National Anthem for Sunday's NBA All Star Game and, to put it kindly, her rendition has received a lot of attention.
For me, the positives were that she that her voice was strong and in tune. Also, once she decided to put a sexy, bluesy spin on it, she really went for it 100%.
The main negative for me was that the National Anthem isn't the song you should do a complete reinterpretation of, save that approach for other songs performed in your concerts. In fact, I will be disappointed if I never see a sultry version of "Fergalicious".
I have sung the national anthem and know first hand that it is not an easy song to sing. I have no problem with people holding out last notes or taking it up an octave it they can, but I'm not a big fan of turning it into "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess.
However, I don't think the Fergie performance the worst of all time. Remember the great Carl Lewis giving it a try?
How about Roseanne?
Lastly, who could forget when Detective Frank Drebin, posing as world renowned opera star Enrico Pallazzo, gave his rendition.
**It is important to note that this performance was largely forgiven after Drebin prevented the assassination of the Queen of England by Hall Of Famer Reggie Jackson.