Okay, the other day we had that NBA All Star game, and Fergie started it off by singing the National Anthem. I didn’t get to see it but I heard people say that it was the worst version of the National Anthem ever, so naturally I “had to see this for myself.” First of all, I always considered Fergie to be a decent singer, so I thought to myself, “It can’t be THAT bad…” For those of you who missed it, you can catch it during this link:
So after reviewing the video I noticed that her singing may not have been that great, but I would not list it as the worst of all time. I have definitely heard worse. The first person I would blame for this horrid rendition was the person who put together that music for her to sing to. I listened to the music chords and to me they just didn’t fit. I doubt anyone could have sung to it correctly. I heard notes and chords that didn’t sound anything like the National Anthem and I would love to know whose deaf ear was used to put this tragedy together. I have sung the National Anthem before and to be honest I don’t think I could have followed that musical catastrophe. For the record, it should be difficult for any singer to sing the right notes when the music is not correct, and the sample she had was awful to me. I am not trying to let her off the hook or give Fergie any excuses for this at all though. She should have gone over the song to make sure it was right first, and if it didn’t sound right then she should have sung the song acapella (without music). She may not think it was that bad, but if the musical foundation for the song is wrong, then the singing will be judged along with it. This rendition may be popular for all the wrong reasons, and it is sad that this version was owned and done by Fergie. Hopefully she can do another popular gig so that people can hear how she really sounds. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Wayne Brady (Host of “Let’s Make a Deal”) in concert with Brett Jolly on bass