In highschool and college I sang the National Anthem at sporting events. I can understand adding little unique touches to the way you sing it (how long you hold onto notes or adding more feeling to certian phrases), but what she did was way over the top. I also had a problem with the way she sang “Brave” (and the home of the brave) her voice started to crack and she held onto the note. Once her voice started to crack she should have went to the next note. I was extremely disappointed in her performance.
@ustechie: I have never heard him sing the National Anthem, I bet it sounds beautiful!
As long as people sing the correct words and don’t suck, I’m pretty happy. I’d like to see more…er, prestigious singers do it, though. I’d have just thought Texas would’ve had a home grown country music star do it =]
I think when you mess with a classic song like that too much, though, it just sort of takes the oomph out of it.
@Miss Tattoo: maybe it’s not the most interesting song these days (which is why they get celebrities to sing it), but it is part of American history and it is important. Football is quite American. It is a big event so why shouldn’t they do it live? If Black Eyed Peas can sing live, I definitely think the national anthem should be live as well. It means a lot to many people.
I’m not a fan of “runs” in a lot of songs nowadays anyway, so I cringed when Christina started to sing. It’s interesting that this trend in music has the same name as diarrhea, lol. It was literally painful to listen to her, and the lyric f-up is unforgivable. If she can memorize her own song lyrics, then this shouldn’t have been too difficult. With her experience performing in front of huge crowds, I don’t want to blame it on nervousness either. Her voice would be uber-amazing if she just sang normally. I prefer the Canadian national anthem anyway. 🙂
I get goosebumps and a tear in my eye every time I hear the National Anthem because for us who have been in the Armed Forces, is so much more than a song. It’s something that unites the whole country and is extremely special and sacred to me.
Suprisingly, Christina’s vocal runs didn’t bother me so much. They were a little superfluous in my opinion, but it appeared that she sang it with feeling, which I believe is the most important part.
The lyric mess up? I can’t even imagine how she must have felt the second she realized she botched it. It’s like a kid breaking an expensive lamp- you don’t even need to really scold them, because the second they do it, they KNOW what a huge mistake they made.
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