Our national anthem has taken some shots during the past year or two.

It may have taken its strangest and toughest hit this past weekend.

Seames O’Grady is a page designer and copy editor for The Daily News.

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(4) comments

Carlos Ponce

Fergie's rendition is not the worst I've ever heard but it was pretty bad. Although many love Jimi Hendrix's instrumental version, I never cared for it. Roseanne Barr's rendition was the worst in a nationally televised game but she is not known for her singing. Blame the person (Padres' owner Tom Werner) who selected her. One local high school messed up the anthem at a football game last season and had to start over. A few years ago a high school band director sang it a capella at an out of town game but she left out a few words. Be honored to sing or perform the anthem in public but most prefer that it be performed straight without embellishment. Leave the syncopation for other tunes.

Jim Forsythe

If I want to hear a true tribute to America without singing, I listen to
The Charley Daniels Band or Metallica versions of The Star Spangled Banner.
As far as a vocal, I enjoy Whitney Houston and Martina McBride.
But for pure enjoyment, The Cactus Cuties,( Now 33 North) .

Jim Forsythe

Forgot about Pink, and her Super Bowl performance of The Star Spangled Banner.

Jose' Boix

Such events should learn and find one of the many excellent military personnel who can not only sing but do it with the dignity singing the National Anthem deserves.

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