Our National Anthem – Bad Celebrity Versions (Just In Time For The 4th) – Top Five [VIDEO]
Our National Anthem admittedly is not a real easy song to sing, but most of us learned the tune and lyrics before we were five years old. Why do celebrities have so much trouble singing it a sports event? Here's a look at celebrity anthem singers who went down in flames.
Part of the problem could be that singers try to put their own stamp on the anthem. We think that's what happened to Xtina in Dallas.
Roseanne was invited to sing by TV producer Tom Werner, who at that time was part owner of the San Diego Padres. She should have known that you don't try to put a comedy spin on the anthem, especially the ballplayer type cup adjust-chew spit at the end. Just bad.
A lot of people like Michael Bolton. After all, he's sold millions of records. But he absolutely bombed here. Can you believe he had the lyrics written on his hand? He dances about as well.
Carl Lewis is one of the most decorated track and field athletes in Olympic history. No gold medal performance here!
Cuba Gooding, Sr. is the father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., and was the lead singer of the 1970's soul group The Main Edition. Their big hit was "Everybody Plays The Fool (Sometimes)". No hit record here.