Demi Lovato vs. Zooey Deschanel: Who Sang the National Anthem Better? (VIDEOS)

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World SeriesIn spite of all the other stuff going on (hurricanes, presidential elections, Kim Kardashian's Halloween outfit), did anyone pay any attention to the fact that the San Francisco Giants blew past the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series last night? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? That's okay, we're here to catch you up. On the most important stuff. Er, namely -- who sang the Star Spangled Banner before the games. And, of course, who did it better. Why not? This time, it's Zooey Deschanel, who performed on Saturday, vs. Demi Lovato, who rocked it on Sunday.

Zooey, an actress on New Girl, played it pretty straight, while Demi belted it with a lot of additional runs and pauses. Some thought Zooey was boring, some thought Demi's was too much. This is some serious, intense, important stuff, people. Hurricanes be damned. Let's listen to both and decide whose version is the best.

Here's Zooey's version:

Awww, sometimes I forget how cute she is. And what a lovely voice she has!

And now, if you have loads of time on your hands, and of course you do, since a hurricane is coming and you can't leave the house, here's Demi's version:

So, what do you think? Two beautiful ladies with two very different takes on our National Anthem. Of course, the song is extremely difficult to sing, but both pulled it off with class. And no one seemed to f*ck up the lyrics. Personally, I prefer Zooey's simple, conventional version, but I could see why people would say it was a little "boring." There's no doubt that Demi can bring it, too, so really, to each their own.

Now that that harrowing problem of historic proportions has been resolved, if you're more interested in comparing what they were wearing, well, seriously, the Internet thinks of everything.

So, in your opinion, who did it better: Zooey or Demi?


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Net1957 Net1957

I tend to prefer a more conventional version, like Zooey's but I really think they both did a wonderful job. Brings tears to my eyes...or that could just be because I'm a Detroit Tigers fan!

tiny_... tiny_mama

I think they both did well.. But you know who really crushed it? The GIANTS!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Guest27 Guest27

I preferred Demi's version :) They both have nice voices, but I preferred Demi's high notes. 

MrsCh... MrsChurch

I think Zooey was MUCH better.  She was very traditional.  But like tiny_mama said above, the 2012 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS crushed it!!!!

Angel Mays

obviously demi sang that waaaaaaay better. this shouldn't even have been a vote

nonmember avatar Erin Taylor

I prefer Zooey's version. Classy, not seeming to try so hard like Demi's version seemed. Demi, in my opinion, is still stuck in that little sixteen-year-old pop star state, and her voice has a lot of maturing to do.



Zooey, however, you can kind of tell she seemed a bit nervous, but did it in a more traditional way, like it should be done always. Also, if you think about it, Zooey's was much more soothing.



Jenni Cefalu

I love Whitney's version

nonmember avatar Marge

Demi's version is so annoying. She sounds like a cat being stepped on.

nonmember avatar Joey

Zooey all the way... i can't stand R&B versions of anything...

nonmember avatar is_legend

zd had a cool indie/old school vibe to it which is cool, im not a big fan of people addind to the NA, so i preferred zd's version, but dl's version was very good too

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