Monday, February 7, 2011

The Big Game...

I love my country, our flag and the National Anthem, but I must say...

My favorite part of Superbowl XLV was when the F/A-18's flew over and drowned out Christina Aguilera.

The National Anthem is not a forum for theatrics. It is not a time to show off your singing skills, or lack thereof. It is to be sung as it was written. Like Lyle Lovett did it at the World Series.

I'd like to see someone throw a bunch of trill and tremolo into O' Canada. They'd likely be booed out of the stadium.

Or sing a stylized version of the Russian national anthem. If you're lucky you won't be taken out back and shot.

I vote for Huey Lewis and the News for next year's Superbowl. I've heard them sing the National Anthem before, and they do it right...

11 comments:

Sister Copinherhair said...

Bleached blonde bimbo. What an idiot.

Brian said...

Man, that halftime show was a train wreck. I guess she knows now why they usually tape it....

suz said...

Huey does everything right!!

Pocky said...

Agreed.

Also, how can you flub the National Anthem? Seriously? She "got caught up in the moment" or something like that... whatever. Just sing it, sing it well & sing it RIGHT.

*Goddess* said...

I always get a lump in my throat when the jets fly over the stadium.

I'm NOT a Whitney fan, but I think she sang one of the best versions of the National Anthem I've ever heard.

And I, for one, would be THRILLED if these women stopped trying to make these songs sound SEXY! Yeah, I'm talking to YOU, Mizz Glee!

Joel said...

I think I liked Borat's national anthem better than Christina Aguilera's.

Moose said...

This reminds me of one of those Tales From My Life Even I Can't Believe Happened:

I was in a car with a friend who was a major hockey fan, and The (US) Local Team was playing a team from Canada.

As the organ played the opening bars of the Canadian National Anthem, my friend proudly announced that she knew *all* the words and could sing along.

When the singer started, my friend intoned, "Oh! Canada, Our home and native..." and then stopped, looking completely confused. "What the hell are they singing?!?" she yelled.

After I could catch my breath from rudely laughing my head off at her, I explained that The Local Team was playing the Montreal Canadiens. The Anthem was being sung in FRENCH.

Me said...

I've also had it with these "urban yodelers" who just want to make it all about themselves. next year, they need Lee Greenwood to do the Anthem--he sings it right and he believes in what it stands for.

Moe said...

Agreed.

timmygirldoubledouble said...

CA tremolo's so much it's a wonder she wasn't euthanized by mistake years ago.

TheBronze said...

Leanne Rimes sings the best Star Spangled Banner, ever!