Star Spangled Banner
1968 World Series - National Anthem by José Feliciano On October 7,1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was given the opportunity to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series. His personalized, slow, latin jazz performance proved highly controversial. As a result of his unusual delivery, many radio stations refused to play his songs and his career stalled for almost three years.
Chris Botti's November 3 performance of the national anthem during a "Monday Night Football" game left one Indianapolis Colts player in tears, with viewers at home calling it one of the best they've ever heard. Performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" can be risky business, though; here's what happened during some memorable past renditions.
She may not be a household name (yet!), but 11-year-old Lexi Walker has gained international attention for captivating audiences worldwide with her stunning voice. When you hear her sing, you’ll be left wondering, “Is this big voice really coming from this little body?!” In the video below, Walker absolutely smashed the national anthem when she performed... View Article