Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Worst National Anthems

Raise your hand if you were in front of a TV set watching the Super Bowl last night?  Okay, put your hand down.  Well if you were like most Americans on Sunday night, then you got to witness Christina Aguilera butchering the National Anthem.  But would you say that was the worst National Anthem performance ever?  Hardly.  While, she did forget a line in the song, she still does have vocal talent, and was able to bring it home in the end.  Let's take a look at the top 5 Worst National Anthems in sports history.

Honorable Mention:

This guy gets an Honorable Mention nod for two reasons.  First, this is not a sporting event.  Second, he is not a singer, but c'mon man, you still need to know the words!

No. 5:

To Michael Bolton's credit, he did sing all the words in the anthem correctly, his only snafu was that he needed a cheat sheet to get through it.  Get back to covering "When a Man loves a Woman", for the 1 millionth time.

No. 4

Christina manages to find her way on the list, even though she has sung the National Anthem beautifully several times before.  In a world of "what have you done for me lately", her recent rendition wasn't quite up to par.

No. 3

Carl Lewis the athlete is who we will always remember, not Carl Lewis the singer.  The sad part is that he probably really thinks that he sings well.  Go back to the long jump Carl, and leave the singing to the pros.

No. 2

This was a tough one.  This video had all the symptoms of a No.1 spot, messing up the anthem twice, not finishing the song, then slipping on your butt, but there are a couple factors working in her favor.  First, she is at a hockey game, which nobody cares about but Canadians.  Secondly, there is a 50% chance that she is Canadian, which gives her a pass for not knowing the words.

No. 1

Roseanne takes the crown in this contest.  I will admit, she got all the words right, but her shrieking voice sounds worse than nails on a chalk board.  The person that decided that she would be a good fit to sing the National Anthem is hopefully still not employed.

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