performence is good. better than the horribly overrated whitney houston one but not even close to the perfection of Faith Hill's one (which was in the late 90s or early 00s...can't remember).
Hill's anthem was 100% GREAT. no oversinging etc bullshit....just pure awesomeness
Its actual a poem by a guy who was sent to negotiate for prisoner exchange aboard a British ship. But he saw the strength and position of the British forces so they locked him up. He watched the battle from his room and saw the American flag still flying the morning after the attack on Baltimore. He later wrote The Star Spangled Banner after being released. I forget what song it was paired with though.
"The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. "To Anacreon in Heaven" (or "The Anacreontic Song"), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", it soon became a well-known American patriotic song. With a range of one octave and one fifth (a semitone more than an octave and a half), it is known for being difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today."
I thought it was kind of goofy. I was surprised when I came on GAF and saw people raving about it. Her pronunciations were weird but I'm glad she came down from the kermit the frog clothes phase to just hunger games.
Why can't anyone just sing the anthem instead of siiiIIIIIIIiiiIIIInnnnnnnnnNnnNGIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiinnnggggging it? I get that it's a big moment for anyone who gets to do it at the super bowl, but could you reign it in just a little? Please?