What do you all think of singers changing the style of the anthem?
Fergie's rendition of the US' National Anthem during the pre-NBA All Star game, thoughts?
What do you all think of singers changing the style of the anthem?
What Guys Said 66
Probably you haven't checked news before asking this question.
Quoting her statement..
“I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best,” the Black Eyed Peas singer told TMZ
Admins of @GirlsAskGuys had featured this question but clarification had came from her side.
She literally murdered it. Shitty version, shitty vocals.5
i don't mind someone trying to change the style of the anthem but she isn't talented enough to sing it in such a jazzy style. she sounds like someone who listened to billy holiday a few times and thought... i can do that3
I like unique styles of the anthem when it is done well. This, however, was terrible and not done well at all.2
We should put that in a Try Not To Laugh Challenge. It's very very hard to make me laugh but I truly lost it 3 times watching that. 😂😂😂2
Sucked... Total FAIL!2
I only got about 30 seconds in and had to stop. She's awful and looking for attention.2
Trying too hard, every artist that sings the anthem puts a bit of style into it, but that is too much!1
I thought it was fine. It wasn't perfect. But there are have millions of different renditions. People get upset about some while not getting upset about others. It is just weird.
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Her voice isn't that bad but she totally destroyed the tempo of the song.
I thought when everyone was complaining it was because she couldn't sing.
I only listened to the first 30 seconds. She hit the right notes. She just did not hold the lows for long... people let singers improvise that song all the time so what do they expect? All the whining is pointless.1
It was horrible i think she could of done better.3
I think it depends. If it sounds good then its good. but if hearing makes your ears bleed, then its not that good 😂1
I can't stand it. Everyone trying to sing all fancy and shit, just fucking sing it right. It just sounds terrible.
She meth'd it up.1
Trash. Straight trash... I don't know if she was just excited for the opportunity, or what.. but never again NBA2
Terrible... It was tasteless and tacky... She could have done much better and everyone knows it... She has an amazing voice but she ruined the anthem...1
I saw it on the news. Wondered if she was on PCP or something.1
On probably gonna be the only one to say this but i actually liked her rendition it wasn't bad it had a nice classic feel the way she sang the song really an old jazz kinda feel i forget what time period of music she is kind trying to emulate but i liked it the only. thing was she was trying a bit too hard to be super jazz or old fashioned its hard to explain but her voice wasn't really the best suited for the style she was going for but she didn't do as bad as people are saying she did i liked it was a beautiful rendition 🙂1
If it's an accidental miss of a word or placement of a verse then it's excusable.
When it's purposely done it's disrespectful.1
Awful. I would have laughed, left, and requested a refund.3
It was like nails on chalk board2
Ugh i couldnt even take 15 seconds of that shit... wtf... Can we just for once in like the last 7 years just sing it how its supposed to be sung...1
Sing the song how it's meant to be sung.4
Fergie rendition of the Anthem was not a good one. Based upon other singers like Michael Bolton, Christina A., Cuba Gooding Sr., and R. Kelly. She did a okay job not the worse in my opinion.2
I don't like it I like the original version it is what should be expected we should stand at attention for it. it allows us a moment to think about our heritage and all those who have fallen for this country1
There's a clear bias against singers performing the national anthem who take artistic license with it. Personally, I don't have a problem with that.1
Bad awful no good very bad 😂1
Kind of defeats the point of it if there are variations.3
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What Girls Said 48
Trash. I can't stand when they do that obnoxious nonsense. As if the national anthem isn't bad enough she really thought making it a 9 hour disaster was smart.9
I thought it sounded awful... I felt embarrassed FOR her. I also kinda feel bad for her too though because judging by her reaction at the end, she really thought she nailed it.
I don't know why so many celebrities try to change it. I can appreciate talent and wanting to be original but putting your own personal spin on the National Anthem is just unnecessary in my opinion.2
Horrible!! I'm sorry but there are certain songs that you shouldn't try to change that much. Putting your own style to it is great, but for someone who is paid millions to sing, to sound like she was an amateur was so disappointing. The half time show was awful as well.2
Changing the style is one thing. Changing it to something awful is something else. I really don’t care. Change it do what you like be prepared for criticism or praise depending on how it works out.1
You just never really know how "your version" of the anthem is going to turn out. I believe in her heart of hearts, she practiced this, and she thought it was good and maybe to some ears that heard her practice, it sounded good to them, but rehearsal is not live TV or a live audience. Normally I say, just do the gid, and sing it straight forward the way we have generally come to know the song to sound, but then I think back to some singers who have really put their spin on it and it transformed the song into something you might have bought on i-Tunes.1
As a non American that was bloody awful... cruise ship singer what an embarrassment3
Not even a US citizen but I think it's stupid. An anthem is an anthem. It shouldn't be changed into a whole new song just to show off. I think you should be able to sing along2
I understand singers changing the style of the anthem, it's a song sung by so many people, so many times they want to make it their own. However they should probably just leave it alone.
Fergie didn't sound horrible, it just was a bit... much.1
I don't like it2
She reminded me of a soccer mom trying to be sexy. Horrible.1
To me she try to sound like a jazz singer may because there was hella black people around LOL1
To me, it’s a disgrace to the national anthem. I know she was trying to do something “different” but it was absolutely horrendous!2
I didn't even realize that was her. I was in another room so I could only hear her. She turned it into a jazzy old school nightclub rendition lol.1
Great singer who missed the mark with her exploration of a jazz rentdition.1
National Anthem is the pride of a country and how it is sung shows the style of a county. This is not a good thing to chamge the tuning of a country's anthem.3
What. The. Fuck.1
Haha it reminds me of this Simpson's episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4c2KDLWpI0
I think Fergie's performance was great :)1
I don't mind artists putting their own spin on the song but her version was atrocious.2
I thought it was terrible.2
I think she did too much and should’ve just not done a “rendition”... I loved looking at the players & guests reactions’ though 😂1
So horrible it made me laugh so hard.2
Fucking funny as hell. Very bad though.. lol2
Lmfao I was laughing so hard1
I didn't not like it... it was funny seeing the peoples reaction 😂😂😂👌🏽1
I don't like it.1
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