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    Fergie’s singing of the National Anthem was great

    Fergie’s singing of the National Anthem was great

    (Turns off internet before anyone can respond)

    Fergie sang the National Anthem at the NBA All Star Game.

    She was pretty brutally attacked for it.

    https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/965730219985268736

    Fergy has said she now regrets the performance:

    “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.”

    There was no need to apologize.

    Sure it was a little “different,” but I kinda liked it.

    Not as much as I “liked” Roseanne’s version, though.

    Regardless, Fergie will always be special.

    [Featured Image Screenshot via @_LaMemeQueen on Twitter]

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    This appears to be a conservative version of virtue signaling; all true patriots will flame Fergie for her non-traditional performance of the song, regardless of actual quality.

    I disagree with the slow jazz arrangement, and am not a fan of excessive glissando (which seems to be a “thing” these days), but her take wasn’t horrible. The biggest complaint was that it wasn’t a traditional arrangement, or that she didn’t sing it very well. Given that the Anthem has a 2.5 octave range, very few people have the voice to perform the song properly. She has good company there.

    As for the arrangement, I suppose sputtering on the intertubez gives the pearl-clutchers something to complain about besides getting kids off their lawn…


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