Posts Tagged: NATIONAL ANTHEM

AUTO RACING

This Week In YouTube Commenter Outrage: Madison Rising’s Hard Rock National Anthem

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While a lot of people are calling Madison Rising's National Anthem performance in Daytona the worst ever, a lot of YouTube commenters really loved it.

america's got talent

10-Year Old Singer Sebastien De La Cruz Vs. The Racist Internet. Who Ya Got?

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Note: Sebastien has responded to the hateful tweets, and we've included his response at the bottom of this post.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

With Leather's Watch This: Rob Delaney Sang The National Anthem At A Dodgers Game

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That wasn’t the best National Anthem I’ve ever heard, but it certainly wasn’t the worst or even what I expected from a comedian like Rob Delaney.

BOSTON BRUINS

GO BOSTON

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So yesterday, I was all, “Wow, did you guys see those baseball teams and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/04/youre-a-real-classy-bunch-yankees-fans-no-sarcasm-this-time">especially the New York Yankees</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/04/the-milwaukee-brewers-also-honored-boston-by-playing-the-cheers-theme">Milwaukee Brewers being so awesome</a> by playing Sweet Caroline and the Cheers theme to honor the people of Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakh athlete serenaded by Borat anthem by mistake

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A Kazakh athlete recently took home a gold medal at an "international shooting event" in Kuwait (which, as I imagine it, involves shooting a goat carcass with a Kalashnikov then fetching it with a hawk), and during the official medal ceremony, she received her trophy to the tune of the parody anthem from Borat rather than her country's actual national anthem.

AMERICAN IDOL

What Exactly Were You Expecting From A Steven Tyler National Anthem, America

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Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler performed his version of the national anthem before Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, and most of Monday's Internet has been about how terrible it was.

AMERICAN IDOL

The NFL Should Screen Its Anthem Singers

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Former "American Idol" contestant Lauren Alaina became the show's latest singer to be shoe-horned into a NFL broadcast for the sake of synergy, as she sang the National Anthem before yesterday's game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

AWFUL NATIONAL ANTHEMS

The National Anthem Of Your Nightmares

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It's a pretty standard feature, the collection of the worst national anthem performances of all-time, and most sports and pop culture blogs usually start running them out around Super Bowl time, unless there's a surprise craptacular performance at an all-star game, NASCAR race, or drunken 4th of July party.

ATLANTA BRAVES

Lily’s National Anthem

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My job as a sports blogger is to be snarky and judgmental about everything, but earlier today I posted a video of a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/07/finally-a-kid-who-deserves-it">grateful kid being happy about baseball</a> so I might not have any idea what I'm doing.

AMERICA

Anthem Girl Gets Some Redemption

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Eight-year-old Elizabeth Hughes became the biggest name in the world of Virginia hockey <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/01/this-is-gonna-melt-your-hearts">last week</a> when she began singing the National Anthem at a Norfolk Admirals game, only to become the victim of a crappy PA system.

AWFUL NATIONAL ANTHEMS

This Is Gonna Melt Your Hearts

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It’s been a rough week for America, what with that stuff that we won’t talk about right now (Duke losing, of course) and it always helps to have something inspirational fall into our laps.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

National Anthem Butchered Before Lakers Game

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This is singer-songwriter Keri Hilson, who inadvertently rewrote the national anthem during this rendition before a recent Lakers game (video's after the jump).

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

TYRESE GIBSON HATES AMERICA

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You might be one of these people that thinks "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner">The Star-Spangled Banner</a>" is an inferior song to, say, "America The Beautiful" or even "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8iKgIOwV2c">Whole Lotta Rosie</a>," but that wouldn't entitle you to re-invent the lyrics on the fly.


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