(Closed) Superbowl: Why can’t they sing the American National Anthem normally?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thank you! I said this to Darling Husband when we watched it.  I just want some random “girl next door” to sing it, not some celebrity trying to make a statement.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wish they would have let the girl from Glee sing it, I liked her performance MUCH better.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I actually agree with you about the embellishments. Enough is enough.

However, with what she screwed up, I will admit that it is EXACTLY the problem I have with the song. I ALWAYS want to repeat that line, so I usually have to double check the order before I perform it (if I ever do again). So just because I, as a normal everyday person, have the same problem, I am not offended.

But I do think it’d be nice to have regular folks sing at events like the Super Bowl or World Series. Even when they have orphan kids who really can’t sing, I think I like that better than celebs getting another paycheck. 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i was wondering why dont dont get a youth/school choir to sing it – they can only improve on recent performances

i think the big name singers tend to forget that the importance of the  national anthem is bigger than they are

 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@eloping: I am not sure they think anything is bigger than them, kind of the problem with celebrity these days.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This totally made me think of Eddie Izzard (British comedian) talking about the American National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5iu_JNvPII

Aguilera’s performance sucked – it really bothered me, both the messing up the lyrics (really, it’s the Super Bowl – you couldn’t just review your words beforehand?), and the unnecessary vocal gymnastics.  Annoying.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I thought I was the only person that was seriously annoyed with the over dramatic, vowel stretching crap!!  I HATE that!!  I think the all time best performance was by Josh Groban…classy and touching!! 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ustechie: Everything I’ve ever seen Josh Groban do was classy!

The screwing up of the lyrics really bothered me.  Seriously??  You’re singing at the Super Bowl – if you aren’t 100% on the words, review them.  I sang the National Anthem at sporting events in high school all the time and it really isn’t the hard.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes! I hate it when they do this! Give the people what they want, not some crazy drawn out diva nonsense.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom and dad said the same thing last night. It’s almost like they feel they have to put their own special touch on it but it sounds ridiculous half the time.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Meh…it doesn’t bother me. She should have remembered the words but I don’t have an issue with her adding her own “flavor” to the song. The original composition is kind of boring to me. Even if they have a children’s choir sing it, they would still break it into 3 or 4 part harmony which would still sound different than the “original” version. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee

My Boyfriend or Best Friend hated the performance, but I actually didn’t think it was that bad. I appreciated that she sang it live at least. She absolutely should have remembered the words but we all make mistakes. Even though she performs as a living she was probably a bundle of nerves.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We actually had a betting pool going before the game for how long it would take good old Christina to sing the song, since she’s known to do all the weird vocal embellishments. Ugh. The song is not about the performer’s ability to sing, and I really wish they would remember that sometimes.

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