Fergie’s attempted smoky jazz lounge version of the national anthem before the All-Star game is now being discussed among the worst performances in the history of the song. The warning signs were there.
Someone filmed the sound check and it was just as bad as the actual thing, just longer. It’s always interesting to see the anatomy of a bad decision, and in this case, no one stepped up to let her know she was on a collision course with anthem infamy. Seriously, who came up with, “bann-er-er yet waii-ve”?
Watch the sound check. It was meant to be.