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firstdown 02-08-2011 12:38 PM

The Correct Singing Of The National Anthem
 
Not only did Christina Aguilera butcher the NA she also screwed up the words. I'm just surprised the NFL allows these singers to keep butchering our national anthem.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5WVDARznt8"]YouTube - Whitney Houston - Super Bowl XXV (1991) - The National Anthem (the definitive version)[/ame]

Mattyk 02-08-2011 12:42 PM

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Eh, she's not the first one to mess it up. Shit happens, it's not like she did it on purpose. People take this shit so personally like she went out took a dump on the flag, even my Mom was all fired up about it. I'm like give her a break she made a mistake, jeez.

As for Whitney, kinda hard to mess it up when you're lip syncing. At least Christina was really singing.

GMScud 02-08-2011 12:42 PM

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You're surprised the NFL "allows" the singers to butcher the anthem? Pretty sure they see hiring grammy award winners/music superstars to sing the anthem as a safe bet for a good performance. It's unfortunate when someone makes a mistake, and I'm sure no one is more upset about it than Aguilera.

That said, it was a pretty bad rendition.

skinsguy 02-08-2011 12:44 PM

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It was horrible! Ranked up there with Rosanne Barr's version of the national anthem to me! I love Christina's voice, but what was she thinking? I think the National Anthem's melody is beautiful enough without people trying to put their own stamp on it. Just sing it like it was written!

Ruhskins 02-08-2011 12:49 PM

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It's all about entertainment, people need to get over it. Besides, it's already an embarrassment to her and she takes a PR hit, which is not a good thing when you are an artist. There are more important things to worry about.

Mattyk 02-08-2011 12:56 PM

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I haven't even bothered looking to see if she had some technical issues regarding how bad it sounded, because normally that girl can flat out sing. Not a fan of her music, but she's definitely got some pipes. She just went overboard with it for whatever reason.

skinsguy 02-08-2011 01:00 PM

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Well, the National Anthem to me is more than just entertainment. It means a lot to me and when I hear someone sing it well (without all these crazy runs and changing melodies) then it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. When someone tries to over sing it the way C.A. did, then it gets annoying. And don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christina's voice. She has an amazing talent, but she did screw the pooch on this one.

While I have never sang the National Anthem in front of a Super Bowl crowd, I have sang the National Anthem in front of a large crowd at baseball games, so I understand the nervousness. But, at the same time, she is a professional, grammy nominated singer and I'm not, so I'm not sure I could believe the nervous in front of a crowd bit.

Ruhskins 02-08-2011 01:04 PM

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[quote=skinsguy;783410][B]Well, the National Anthem to me is more than just entertainment.[/B] It means a lot to me and when I hear someone sing it well (without all these crazy runs and changing melodies) then it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. When someone tries to over sing it the way C.A. did, then it gets annoying. And don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christina's voice. She has an amazing talent, but she did screw the pooch on this one.

While I have never sang the National Anthem in front of a Super Bowl crowd, I have sang the National Anthem in front of a large crowd at baseball games, so I understand the nervousness. But, at the same time, she is a professional, grammy nominated singer and I'm not, so I'm not sure I could believe the nervous in front of a crowd bit.[/quote]

Unfortunately it is for the NFL. I hear what you are saying and respect it. And maybe organizations like the NFL should be more careful selecting who sings the anthem so it is not over the top like that. I still think it was a mistake, and I feel that Christina is paying for it with the bad PR.

skinsguy 02-08-2011 01:12 PM

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I definitely commend her for coming out and singing it live though! I mean, it isn't a very easy song to sing, especially when it's at an event such as the Super Bowl. I wouldn't necessarily say that the NFL made a mistake in choosing C.A. I really don't know how they go through the process of choosing a singer, but I would think maybe they would want to hear that singer's rendition of it prior to making a decision.

mredskins 02-08-2011 01:13 PM

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I soon predict this thread being moved to debating with the enemy.

SmootSmack 02-08-2011 02:46 PM

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[quote=Mattyk;783394]Eh, she's not the first one to mess it up. Shit happens, it's not like she did it on purpose. People take this shit so personally like she went out took a dump on the flag, even my Mom was all fired up about it. I'm like give her a break she made a mistake, jeez.

As for Whitney, kinda hard to mess it up when you're lip syncing. At least Christina was really singing.[/quote]

Preach.

Skinsguy, that's pretty cool that you sang the anthem at ball games

I hate, hate, hate when Orioles fans (it's mainly O's fans that do this) yell out Oh!! at "O, say can you see"

I'm not a fan of messing around with the tune of the song, but it is kind of funny though how this cherished anthem's tune is based on a drinking song.

firstdown 02-08-2011 02:50 PM

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[quote=Mattyk;783394]Eh, she's not the first one to mess it up. Shit happens, it's not like she did it on purpose. People take this shit so personally like she went out took a dump on the flag, even my Mom was all fired up about it. I'm like give her a break she made a mistake, jeez.

As for Whitney, kinda hard to mess it up when you're lip syncing. At least Christina was really singing.[/quote]

I really don't care that she made a mistake its the total butchering of the anthem that sucked. Just sing the song.

firstdown 02-08-2011 02:54 PM

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[quote=Ruhskins;783411]Unfortunately it is for the NFL. I hear what you are saying and respect it. And maybe organizations like the NFL should be more careful selecting who sings the anthem so it is not over the top like that. I still think it was a mistake, and I feel that Christina is paying for it with the bad PR.[/quote]
To give the NFL credit I think the NFL NEt work is the only station that actually show the singing of the NA before their games.

mredskins 02-08-2011 03:08 PM

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[quote=SmootSmack;783439]Preach.

Skinsguy, that's pretty cool that you sang the anthem at ball games

I hate, hate, hate when Orioles fans (it's mainly O's fans that do this) yell out Oh!! at "O, say can you see"

I'm not a fan of messing around with the tune of the song, but it is kind of funny though how this cherished anthem's tune is based on a drinking song.[/quote]


I went to the GU vs. PC men's b-ball game (this past Saturday) and one guy behind me yelled "O" but like no one else did it. After the song a few people around us told him that was disrespectful. He was all apologetic. I kind of felt bad for him becaue he probaly assumed a few others would do it but I guess the Nat's have converted O's fans in DC. It was literally like farting at a quiet moment in church that is how awkward it was for this guy.

mlmpetert 02-08-2011 03:23 PM

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I thought this was one of the best web redemtions hes had:

[URL="http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/web-redemption---national-anthem-fail"]Tosh.0: Web Redemption - National Anthem Fail - Video Clip | Tosh.0 | Comedy Central[/URL]

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