Every once in a while, there is an artist that comes out with their own very unique and different rendition of the national anthem, the most recent being Fergie prior to the 2018 NBA All-Star game.
With a song that has such tradition and precedent, mixing it up a little bit usually does not go over well; this same principle held true with Fergie as her performance was met with a lot of criticism and, of course, social media backlash.
fergie is the friend who always suggests karaoke pic.twitter.com/EJqfJkRtSU
— Alexis Novak (@AlexisGirlNovak) February 19, 2018
While the remix was not a fan favorite, the vocals were subpar as many people said on social media.
— C. Shaw (@Frankie_P32) February 19, 2018
— Yordy Diaz (@yordydiaz12) February 19, 2018
Regardless, it takes a lot to actually get up in front of a whole arena of people, on top of the hundreds of thousands who are viewing at home and sing the national anthem to perfection.