Are they making a mockery of the U.S. Anthem, or what?

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  1. Stingker

    Stingker Country Gent

    Aug 31, 2010
    California
    Does anyone really believe this rendition is anything like a 'Respectful' U.S. National Anthem? :eek:

    Warning: I found it way too much of an abomination!
    Could U.S. enemies be behind this? - Sounds like it to me!


    Considering how many millions of dollars every few seconds of air-time cost during half-time of the Super Bowl, it's not feasible it was any kind of a 'mistake' or happenstance. It had to be deliberate!

    I call it a disgusting mockery.

    Tom - Stingker
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
  2. Fchaudry

    Fchaudry Gretschie

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    Nov 16, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah I dont get why no one can ever remember the lyrics. Its just one stanza... geez.
     
  3. Lee Erickson

    Lee Erickson Country Gent

    Apr 20, 2009
    Eagan, MN
    I think it was OK. A muffed word here and there doesn't make much difference to me.

    Lee
     
  4. gigatron

    gigatron Country Gent

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    Slovenia
    I've heard it's a very difficult song to sing. Fortunately for me, "O Canada!" is quite easy.

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  5. ToneJunkie

    ToneJunkie Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2010
    Wisconsin
    I don't think the National Anthem should be a medium for fancy, diva-like, activity. Sing it straight, sing it true.
     
  6. vulture

    vulture Banned

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    I have long had a preference for this version, & they know the lyrics.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCVS57j284"]YouTube - The Cactus Cuties sing The National Anthem Original Video[/ame]
     
  7. ToneJunkie

    ToneJunkie Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Vulture, exactly.

    Goosebumpy good.

    Them young ladies got some talent.
     
  8. bobkat

    bobkat Country Gent

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Valparaiso Indiana
    I have a 13 year old cousin that sings it ten times better that Crustine Hagulaira! That was the worst and the halftime show sucked as well! I want Brian Setzer next year!!
     
  9. Topfooldugster

    Topfooldugster Electromatic

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    Jan 9, 2011
    108 MIle Ranch BC
    I love the Cactus cuties version. As for the superbowl, I thought Christina did what too many singers try to do and put their own spin on it. Sometimes it works, but often, like her version, it bombs! I actually thought the whole halftime show sucked musically. And as a bonus , this year the TV gurus in the Canadian government allowed the cable/dish companies to pre-empt the commercials for crappy (really crappy!) local commercials. I saw most of the good commercials on my daughters ipod. At least I enjoyed the game...
     
  10. Stingker

    Stingker Country Gent

    Aug 31, 2010
    California
    OKAY! - Strummerson, Thanks!

    That was way better than Christina Aguilara!

    Tom - Stingker
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    hey bobkat , how DO we get brian setzer next year ?
     
  12. dazzajl

    dazzajl Country Gent

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    Apr 18, 2010
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    in a word, no. Producing divas that can murder a song at one hundred paces, using nothing more than vocal range and bad taste is one of your home grown achievements sadly.
     
  13. MrVanDango

    MrVanDango Gretschie

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    Sep 24, 2010
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    Have to agree... :D

    In this world were celebrity matters so much more than talent can anyone say they're really surprised! :confused::confused::confused:
     
  14. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

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    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    It sucks that she bombed it but a few years back she did come up with this, which just so happened to not get much airplay. I'm always a sucker for pinup/WWII style. I can't help it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu-7rPdFjvI
     
  15. Manic

    Manic Country Gent

    Dec 5, 2009
    Christina has a nice voice. It is a shame the way she chosen to use it. In general, I attribute the lack of reverence for the National Anthem to a general irreverence for American patriotism.

    If I answer any further, it dives into politics. Sorry. Sensitive topic for me.
     
  16. Jukebox

    Jukebox Gretschified

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Foreston,MN
    Maybe next year they should use the Military choir to sing it, I also think they should use the Military marching band at 1/2 time. After all, that's what they use to do.
     
  17. Noizemaker

    Noizemaker Gretschie

    Yikes. That was a bit painful to endure. I am embarrassed for my southern brothers (and sisters).

    Here is how we do it for you up here - then we go a little off the hook for our own...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yTULN20fR0"]YouTube - Gordie Johnson performs the National Anthems on the ice[/ame]
     
  18. 6stings

    6stings Friend of Fred

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    Aug 14, 2010
    Norway
    I can't even recognise the US Anthem. What? No one else was available?
     
  19. razor

    razor Synchromatic

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    Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Nice one!.....Gordie Rocks!
     
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