All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘National Anthem’

Marlana VanHoose: Blind Teen Belts Rousing National Anthem In Game 6 Of NBA Finals

A 19-year-old teen named Marlana VanHoose wowed the audience as she performed the national anthem during NBA Finals on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers decided to invite VanHoose to sing the national anthem for Game 6 of NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. High profile artists like Rascal Flatts, Usher and Carlos Santana have all performed the anthem at Cleveland but …

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Idina Menzel, John Legend: Super Bowl’s Patriotic Voices

Idina Menzel and John Legend will serve as the patriotic singing voices of Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Stadium on February 1st. Menzel, best known for her vocals behind ‘Let It Go,’ from Disney’s Frozen, will belt out the National Anthem. John Legend will rouse patriotism with his rendition of ‘America the Beautiful.’ Legend follows in the footsteps of some …

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Ariana Grande: How Was Her Version Of The National Anthem?

Ariana Grande sang the national anthem for a game that saw the Seattle Seahawks play host to the visiting Green Bay Packers. Upon hearing that the 21-year-old “Problems” singer would be doing the honors, I admit I was concerned about whether or not I would be able to understand our nation’s anthem as sung by Grande. She is a talented …

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Renée Fleming Delivers National Anthem At Super Bowl XLVIII

This past Sunday’s Super Bowl (XLVIII) was one to remember with various highlights and lows that happened throughout the whole duration. With many so concentrated on the different teams’ performances, along with the commercials, the music of the Super Bowl helps create the explosive atmosphere of this once-a-year event. The American National Anthem is also one of the pieces performed …

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Renee Fleming Nails National Anthem

We wouldn’t have known it before kickoff, but Renee Fleming’s rendition of The Star Spangled Banner may have been the highlight of the night. The Seattle Seahawks handily defeated the Denver Broncos in yesterday’s Super Bowl 43 – 8. But at least audiences got the pleasure of hearing a LIVE version of the national anthem accompanied by a grandiose 32-voice …

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Grace Potter Sings National Anthem

The equally talented and beautiful leading lady of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals performed the National Anthem for Sunday’s Pro Bowl game. Prior to the game the singer jumped on Twitter as a last-minute gesture to announce the exciting news. The cameras panned in, slowly falling on Potter standing alone with her Flying V guitar strapped to her chest. The …

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Renee Fleming Has Been Chosen To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl

The singer of the national anthem for Super Bowl XLVIII has been selected. Opera singer Renee Fleming will sing her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” for audiences watching the big game on February 2nd. The tradition of singing the national anthem before sporting events dates back many years, and a variety of famous musicians have been chosen to sing …

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James Taylor Starts National Anthem Wrong [Video]

Music legend James Taylor is known for many things; his rhythmic voice, impressive guitar skills, and now added to the list is his incorrect start to the “National Anthem.” The 55-year-old began singing “America the Beautiful” instead of “The Star Spangled Banner,” during Game 2 of the World Series, which took place at the world renowned Fenway Park. The soothing …

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James Taylor Messes Up National Anthem at World Series Games [VIDEO]

It happens to the best of us, right? We’re ready to sing a song or recite something we’ve done a million times and know by heart, only to have a brain fart. This happened to James Taylor on Thursday when he sang the national anthem at Game 2 of the World Series in Boston. Taylor momentarily forgot which song he …

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James Taylor and Mary J. Blige Sing National Anthem

It’s official. Soulful lady, Miss Mary J. Blige will be singing the National Anthem for the premiere game of the World Series tonight between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. And who better to sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park Thursday than Boston native and folk-rock extraordinaire, James Taylor? That’s right, the 65-year-old musician will be …

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Petition to Make R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’ the National Anthem Is the Most Important Petition

In the past, I’ve been critical of some of the more frivolous petitions to hit the White House’s “We the People” online petition site. A petition to build a functioning Death Star becoming so popular that it receives an official response? Not that exciting. Then you have the totally batsh*t petitions like the ones from states that asked to secede …

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Luke Bryan Doesn’t Know the National Anthem, Issues Apology

Luke Bryan, the country music singer who began his career by penning tunes for the likes of Travis Tritt and many others, recently performed the National Anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. Although it would appear that Bryan is well-versed in the country’s patriotic ditty, eagle-eyed viewers noticed the musician kept looking at his hand during his performance. …

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