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"An assistant principal from Florida who blew away a crowd at the Lincoln Memorial earlier this month with her emotional rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" did it on a dare."
Assistant principal opens up about powerful performance of national anthem at Lincoln Memorial | Fox News

And, Americans enjoyed her performance, applauded, and thanked her.
It was impressive for me.

When this is performed for sporting events or things like that, I much prefer a classically trained singer just singing the damn song than some wannabe pop star that over embellishes it to an irritating degree. Also I really enjoy hearing it played instrumentally. But being an instrumental musician myself, I'm admittedly biased.
 

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When this is performed for sporting events or things like that, I much prefer a classically trained singer just singing the damn song than some wannabe pop star that over embellishes it to an irritating degree. Also I really enjoy hearing it played instrumentally. But being an instrumental musician myself, I'm admittedly biased.

I'm not a musician or a music critic. I tend to prefer a classical rendition to but the reaction to her singing the National Anthem was fantastic.
 

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I'm not a musician or a music critic. I tend to prefer a classical rendition to but the reaction to her singing the National Anthem was fantastic.

Oh I'm not knocking this particular rendition, just expressing my overall preference
 

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When this is performed for sporting events or things like that, I much prefer a classically trained singer just singing the damn song than some wannabe pop star that over embellishes it to an irritating degree. Also I really enjoy hearing it played instrumentally. But being an instrumental musician myself, I'm admittedly biased.


:mrgreen:
 

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Not only do many pop stars overdo it but it's also a difficult song to perform and many pop singers simply don't have the chops to do it justice.
 
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