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Worst National Anthem Singing Ever...

Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWnP4li8pZI

Man this is bad. I challenge anybody to try to watch the whole thing from start to finish ....
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Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:25 pm

LOL could not make it through.

This one is no picnic either:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=z3F7FeRhclM

[Edited 2012-08-06 15:39:17]
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:44 pm

        



Someone forgot to turn the auto-tune on. And to provide a metronome. And to have the band start playing her off halfway through the way they do at award shows when the speeches are going on too long. Singing the US national anthem should not take more than 1:45, and that's if you're taking your time. She took almost a minute longer than that.

Of course, my fears were first aroused by the phrase "11 year old singer-songwriter". Seriously? Nobody is a "singer-songwriter" at 11. Nobody.

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Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:59 am

The version sung in Jacksonville for a USA football match v scotland back in may was shocking at best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lohia...4GuIw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
 
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:05 am

Really, no one has posted this presidential candidate's submission:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls1YVhcLD2c
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:29 am

She was trying to do it like this and failed miserably (bless her heart).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdcKLuRjIX0

You have to wonder that no one heard her sing before the game and told her how awful it was at that glacial tempo which only accentuated her terrible pitch problems. That girl (bless her heart) really needs a proper voice teacher. She's doing too much screaming and is going to harm her voice.
 
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:49 am

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):

F*ck me, I made it through the first two lines, and that's it.

Poor girl, she's not going to live that down for a LONG time.
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:30 am

I listened to it from the first to the last second.


I'm hearing disabled.


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Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:47 am

I'm still partial to the rendition sung at an Angels/Mariners game in '88: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyCc1DzRAgQ
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:47 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
Of course, my fears were first aroused by the phrase "11 year old singer-songwriter". Seriously? Nobody is a "singer-songwriter" at 11. Nobody.

Wrong !

I don't know how much singing he did, but Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote and published his first seven piano pieces at age five.

( I have them on my iPod list if anyone cares to listen to them )

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Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:00 am

Quoting GEEZER (Reply 9):
I don't know how much singing he did, but Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote and published his first seven piano pieces at age five.

Why do you think I said "singer-songwriter"?

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Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:18 am

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
Man this is bad. I challenge anybody to try to watch the whole thing from start to finish ....


I'm sure her parents think she's done a terrific job.
Why do people put their children up to doing stuff like this?


It's hard to beat Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis singing the national anthem.
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:21 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 10):
Why do you think I said "singer-songwriter"?

Because I think it's possible that Mozart DID sing some of his things.............


(and BTW..........he composed his first piano concerto at age 9 )
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:42 am

Sorry,I could only stand about 20 seconds of that   

Did anyone else think that the anthem sung by a kid in the new batman film, was bad? I almost couldn't listen to that all the way through either.
 
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:47 am

Quoting GEEZER (Reply 12):
Because I think it's possible that Mozart DID sing some of his things.............

He was a composer, not a singer. He may have sung on occasion, but that's not how he made a name for himself.

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Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:08 am

It is fortunate that this song is being "sung" in the land of the free. In some countries if you mangled the National Anthem like that they would put you out of your misery.   

But what is wrong with simply singing it instead of trying put present a unique "interpretation" of it? It's meant to be an anthem not a cabaret piece.

It is a pity that the Band of the USMC can't be at every event to play it.
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:17 am

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
Man this is bad. I challenge anybody to try to watch the whole thing from start to finish ....

Ok this is awful. But I challenge anybody here to sing alone in front of a stadium. Obviously, she's scared.
 
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:10 am

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Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:32 am

Quoting sebolino (Reply 16):
But I challenge anybody here to sing alone in front of a stadium. Obviously, she's scared.

I was thinking the same.
I can't laugh at this. It's more like pushy, over-bearing parents that push their kids to do this.
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Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:31 pm

I am of the opinion that the national anthem SHOULD NOT be sung.It always seems that it is more about the performer than the song. I think it should just be a recorded,toned down instrumental rendition that everyone can stomach. While I love my country,I just can't stand it when it is done poorly,and that seems to be the norm!
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Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:14 pm

Quoting 747srule (Reply 19):
I am of the opinion that the national anthem SHOULD NOT be sung.It always seems that it is more about the performer than the song.



  
I'm with 747srule.
It should be an instrumental.
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:20 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP9UvYPsw1A

I'm not a big SNL fan, but this Maya Rudolph parody of today's showboat performers is both hilarious and depressingly accurate. It had me in stitches.

The infamous version of the national anthem that Roseanne Barr sang years ago isn't even worthy of me posting. That woman's performance was a complete disgrace...I'm sure it's all over YouTube if someone really wants to search for it. Makes my blood boil.  
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:43 am

I couldn't make it through the first 30 seconds...that was awful.

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Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:59 am

Quoting KBUF (Reply 8):

Uhhhh, that's from the movie "The Naked Gun", not a MLB game.
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:39 am

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
I challenge anybody to try to watch the whole thing from start to finish

It was like a car wreck - gruesome, but I had to see it anyhow. That was just hideous

Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
It should be an instrumental.

You mean like Jimi Hendrix' version at Woodstock?
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:32 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 23):
Uhhhh, that's from the movie "The Naked Gun", not a MLB game.

I know that. I was joking.  
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:19 am

Quoting 747srule (Reply 19):

I am of the opinion that the national anthem SHOULD NOT be sung.It always seems that it is more about the performer than the song. I think it should just be a recorded,toned down instrumental rendition that everyone can stomach. While I love my country,I just can't stand it when it is done poorly,and that seems to be the norm!

I couldn't agree more ! I'm certainly not a singer, but I know a few people who are; I have been told that the Star Spangled Banner is nearly an impossibility to sing, because of the way it changes keys. The only thing I can think of that's much worse, is a few years back, every year at the Indianapolis 500, they used to have Jim Nabors sing "Back Home In Indiana"; now THAT was BAD ! Yuck ! And he'd did it year after year, for like 20 years !

Quoting N243NW (Reply 21):
The infamous version of the national anthem that Roseanne Barr sang years ago isn't even worthy of me posting. That woman's performance was a complete disgrace...I'm sure it's all over YouTube if someone really wants to search for it. Makes my blood boil.  

Just about everything Roseanne Barr ever did was a disgrace ! About the only thing I can think of that's worse than Roseanne Barr, is Rosie O'Donnell; now THAT"S as bad as it gets !

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Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:14 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 24):
You mean like Jimi Hendrix' version at Woodstock?

That works.  
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:05 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 23):
Uhhhh, that's from the movie "The Naked Gun", not a MLB game.
Quoting KBUF (Reply 25):
I know that. I was joking.


I had a great childhood, too. Watched this film numerous times, like a religious duty attended by the whole family... 
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:10 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 28):
I had a great childhood, too. Watched this film numerous times, like a religious duty attended by the whole family

I first saw that move when I was maybe 10 years old. My mom actually had to watch it first to make sure that the title didn't imply anything pornographic (I'm guessing she missed the building fire scene).
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:32 pm

To be a little fair, I heard on the news here in Dallas that this was the first time this girl performed in a stadium and the delayed echo completely threw her off. But, she tried to be too flashy for what her voice could deliver. You have to learn how to master singing normally before expanding into the flashy tonal vibratos. I agree with other here, that the antem should be more instrumental.
 
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Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:46 pm

Quoting KBUF (Reply 25):
I know that. I was joking.  

loved it. hey! it's Enrico Palazzo!

Quoting N243NW (Reply 21):
The infamous version of the national anthem that Roseanne Barr sang years ago isn't even worthy of me posting. That woman's performance was a complete disgrace...I'm sure it's all over YouTube if someone really wants to search for it. Makes my blood boil.

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Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:21 am

No one mentioned "Bleeding Gums" Murphy?

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RE: Worst National Anthem Singing Ever...

Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:44 pm

Quoting 747srule (Reply 19):
I am of the opinion that the national anthem SHOULD NOT be sung.It always seems that it is more about the performer than the song. I think it should just be a recorded,toned down instrumental rendition that everyone can stomach. While I love my country,I just can't stand it when it is done poorly,and that seems to be the norm!

I don't watch much sport from the USA, the last few times have been MotoGP or Superbike races and they always have someone singing the anthem, badly. I think the instrumental version they are using at the Olympics is just right.

Our national anthem comprises 5 different languages and I have heard it sung perfectly by Australian and New Zealanders when our national side has played rugby in those countries. The US anthem, sadly, seems to be at the mercy of the singing butchers.
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Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:10 pm

I just read this on Wikipedia about our anthem... a small extract:

The singing of the anthem has been a public disaster on two occasions - both occasions related to rugby.

Ras Dumisani performed the South African national anthem at a rugby test match between France and South Africa in November 2009, singing off-key and not knowing all the words.

On the 23 August 2011, Ard Matthews suffered a similar fate on national television, when he was asked to perform the anthem at the announcement of the Springbok World Cup team. He posted a public apology and vowed to go forward and continue to sing the anthem correctly whenever opportunity arises.

During a pre-Olympic field hockey tournament held in London in June 2012, the organisers mistakenly played Die Stem prior to a game between the South African and Great Britain women's teams.

Die Stem was the anthem during the Apartheid era. Almost as bad an oops as the Korean flag debacle.
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