After Christina Aguilera’s complete flub of the National Anthem, I figured I would make a list of the top 5 worst performances of the National Anthem ever sung.
If you are so inclined, feel free to look these performances up on YouTube, but I must warn you that you should be prepared to abruptly turn it off.
Number 5: R Kelly, 2005
Why, R Kelly? Why did you decide to use an unnecessary amount of handclaps and decide to sing our National Anthem as an R&B song while performing at a boxing match? If that wasn’t bad enough, the use random of put me over the edge, and forced me to pause your performance halfway through.
Number 4: Jesse McCartney, 2009
The teen heartthrob skipped over a whole entire line of the song and sang with such confidence; you would have thought that he sang it correctly and everyone else sang it wrong. Hopefully after performing our anthem at the Pepsi 500, he raced out of there as fast as the cars on the track raced around the track.
Number 3: Scott Stapp, 2005
No one should ever sing the National Anthem with a growl. Scott Stapp apparently never got the memo and in 2005 at the Ford 500, he growled and butchered his way through the song. Please go back to Creed, Scott.
Number 2: Rosanne Barr, 1990
I am so glad I was not alive in 1990 so I did not have to witness this atrocious performance. Not only did Rosanne Barr sing completely off-key, she grabbed her crotch, and spit on the pitcher’s mound. I almost turned this off after a mere 5 seconds of viewing and I am quite sad that I didn’t trust my instinct, for I am forever scarred by that performance.
Number 1: Kat DeLuna, 2008
Kat DeLuna is a pop diva, with diva being the key word. While performing the National Anthem at a Dallas Cowboys game, Kat thought she is doing a bang up job out on the field. However, the crowd thinks otherwise. After her botched last note, the crowd booed her off the field. So, where is Kat DeLuna now? Still trying to fix her reputation after that fiasco. Kat, I urge you to contact Ms. Aguilera, seeing as you both need to fix your sinking careers.