Sometimes it feels like all celebrities ever do is flub the National Anthem. Between Christina Aguilera and R. Kelly and Steven Tyler, there have been almost more celebrity anthem mishaps than victories, but Monday Night Football on September 12 proved Fergie isn't one of them. She can actually deliver a powerful National Anthem.
Who knew? It may have been the Miami Dolphins versus the New England Patriots on the field, but Fergie delivered a great anthem to get them going.
I tend to think the lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas is more good dancing and hot body than strong pipes. And while she is no Mariah Carey, girlfriend sure can carry a tune. Many on YouTube are knocking her, but her performance was pitch perfect and very strong to my ears. See for yourself:
We all grow up with "The Star Spangled Banner." It isn't that hard to get it right. So when stars flub it, it's really surprising. This is sort of the opposite. I didn't expect Fergie to mess it up, but I also didn't expect her to knock it out of the park (or score a touchdown to use a more appropriate metaphor).
She did and I am impressed.
Who knew the singer of "My Humps" was so well versed in the most patriotic of all tunes. As it turns out, this is not her first time singing it, either. In fact, the singer has performed at other football games, events, and even with President Obama and his family.
But it was this performance that convinced me. Fergie is a singer after all!
Was this surprising to you?
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