To quote a friend of mine, "Watching the National Anthem being sung is like watching NASCAR, you pretend that you want them to do well, but really you're waiting patiently for the crash and burn". There are definitely a few crash and burn's below.....
This is probably my favourite example of the WORST version of the Canadian National Anthem. Dennis KC Parks, a lounge singer, makes up the melody which ends up sounding much more like "O Christmas Tree". Enjoy in moderation :)
No one can dispute the AMAZING voice Christina Aguilera has. Her presence, vocal power, and agility all help make her one heck of a pop icon. Here however, she messes up the words to the American National Anthem...not the end of the world or her career, but definitely a blunder talked about for days afterward.
The 2012 World Series gave many lot's of vocal fodder...many complaining that Demi Lovato's rendition of the American National Anthem was a little self indulgent....however nothing could compare to this rendition of "God Bless America". I know it's not the National Anthem...but it deserves a place here!
I hope you enjoyed these videos and renditions of the American and Canadian National Anthems. If you have any more, please add the links in a comment below...also, I would love to hear from our friends in other countries and have them share videos of their Anthems being butchered or beautiful!
This is just truly embarrassing! She messes up twice...then...well....you watch! This has to be the absolute WORST day of Elizabeth Hughes performing life!
This is just a TSN reel of bad National Anthems...I don't know if it's more funny or sad...but for some reason, it always makes me smile!
Okay....now for a BEST! Start this around the 2:35 minute mark...the singer isn't the most amazing but he let's the fans show their patriotism and sing "Oh Canada". Just awesome....and for this Canadian, it makes me want to stand up and sing it right with them all!
One of the greatest performing sensations of our time, Whitney Houston performs the American National Anthem with beauty, grace, and power...the way I think it was intended. Usually I don't enjoy some of the "pop runs", however she adds her style without taking anything away. Just beautiful!