Before the start of Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game, the tradition of singing Star-Spangled Banner took a new twist with singer Fergie. While the total viewership here is not anywhere on the level of the Super Bowl, it's absolutely nothing to sneeze at.
It's the first time we've seen a jazz beat take on the anthem, and to be frank, will probably be the last. For one reason or another, there was a ton of buildup to the performance from Fergie.
Well, let's just say it didn't particularly go over well on social media. Yes, her rendition was different, and maybe a bit too long, but she actually sang beautifully and didn't do anything disrespectful like screwing up the words.
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Spectators erupted with laughter calling it one of the worst all-time National Anthem performances of live sports history. The style of it was odd and the Anthem moved a little bit over into unrecognizable territory.
Fergie gave a sultry performance of the national anthem ahead of the NBA All-Star Game in one of the most weird renditions of the song you'll ever hear.