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What We’re Thinking of Fergie’s Not-So National Anthem Rendition

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Photo by Allen Berezvosky

Photo by Allen Berezvosky

Lilli Flanigan, Reporter

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   She’s Fergalicious… well maybe not so much right now. If you, like many others saw Fergie’s National Anthem performance before the NBA All-Star game, then you’re probably just as confused. Maybe you’re wondering the same thing I am, who in the world told her they liked that and  it was okay to do on national television?

  On February 18, some of the best basketball players teamed up to play and win, proving who is better for the year. Millions watched from all around, and unfortunately for Fergie, the first 10 minutes were re-watched more than anything else that night.

  Fergie’s rendition started off slow, and right off the bat no one knew where she was taking us. High, low, and shaky; all notes she was doing her best to hit but we’re definitely not agreeing with her. It was like a car crash that was so bad you couldn’t help but watch to see how it ended.

  It was all anyone could do to not laugh at her, but that’s probably not too polite of a thing to do on TV. As players and celebrities panned on and off the camera, the world got to catch a glimpse of just how hard it is not to laugh when someone is making a fool of themselves. As the song came to an end, Fergie threw her hands in the air and said, “let’s play ball,” finishing the performance with proudness on her face.

   Right away Fergie became all anyone could talk about; tweets, remixes, and reactions posted every minute. It was something the world could hide from Fergie either, obviously she was going find out what everyone thought of her performance.

   “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” Fergie went on to say, “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best,” Fergie said.

   An apology and a week later, everyone has began to leave Fergie alone. Will we ever know who told her to do that on national television with a straight face? No, but I say we pass the blame and humiliation to that person.

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