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Thread started 02/19/18 7:12am

StrangeButTrue

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Black Eyed Peas "singer" does National Anthem

I saw there was some news attention on this... I only know her as a singer from that part on the one BEP song where she screams "people in the plaaaaaaceeee" err whaterr and that Big Girls Don't Cry song.

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This shit is mega embarassing lol I don't even think Will.i.am with his Macbook could autotune this to redemption.

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Reply #1 posted 02/19/18 7:19am

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I heard it and was a bit confused to say the least. I know Fergie was trying to do something different but it seemed off to me. I still think after all these years, NO ONE has even come close to topping Marvin Gaye's unique version and that was all the way back at the NBA all star game in 1983.

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Reply #2 posted 02/19/18 7:28am

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TBH just seeing Fergie and National Anthem in the same sentence together I knew it was going to be something like that lol I saw Chance the Rapper in the audience I bet he coulda sang it better

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Reply #3 posted 02/19/18 7:38am

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StrangeButTrue said:

TBH just seeing Fergie and National Anthem in the same sentence together I knew it was going to be something like that lol I saw Chance the Rapper in the audience I bet he coulda sang it better

LOL, I do like some of her other songs though, but her version of the National Athem, she should've just left alone.

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Reply #4 posted 02/19/18 8:15am

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Congratulations Christina Aguilera, you are no longer the worst.

That said, I hate the national anthem. It's a stupid song, and the idea of a national song reeks of blind patriotism and brainwashing. There is a certain joy I derive when people do butcher it in general. But Fergie really went the extra mile with her Marilyn Monroe inspired rendition.

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Reply #5 posted 02/19/18 8:29am

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The anthem is a technical performance rooted in classical and almost operatic music, a successful rendition relies on hitting actual notes and intonation. It should be no surprise modern pop stars struggle and/or dread performing it but it was fun to watch Fergie drag and shake those notes dry.

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Reply #6 posted 02/19/18 8:58am

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Someone tweeted:


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Reply #7 posted 02/19/18 9:00am

LightOfArt

My favorite rendition of this song is by Whoopi Goldberg from her HBO special from late 80s lol

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Reply #8 posted 02/19/18 11:27am

SoulAlive

Fergie is actually a great singer,but I don't know what happened here smile

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Reply #9 posted 02/19/18 12:57pm

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Reply #10 posted 02/19/18 6:05pm

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SoulAlive said:

Fergie is actually a great singer,but I don't know what happened here smile



I'm guessing alcohol was involved. She sounded like cats when they're screwing. lol

I couldn't even listen to the whole thing.

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Reply #11 posted 02/19/18 8:02pm

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It was BAD (but not in a good way)......but it wasn't the worst attempt of singing the national anthem.....I still think this compilation highlights the Top 10 American National Anthem Performance Fails omg whofarted stfu oh man these renditions really hurt my head headache

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Reply #12 posted 02/19/18 8:16pm

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IMO this is the best version of the national anthem Whitney Houston - Star Spangled Banner (1991) worship cloud9

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Reply #13 posted 02/19/18 8:27pm

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I also love this version cloud9 Marvin Gaye 1983 NBA All-Star Game.

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Reply #14 posted 02/19/18 9:33pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Congratulations Christina Aguilera, you are no longer the worst.

That said, I hate the national anthem. It's a stupid song, and the idea of a national song reeks of blind patriotism and brainwashing.




True, National anthems are dopey and archaic anyway.

I actually liked Fergies version.
It's kind of a smokey, jazzy arrangement.
At least Fergie mixed it up with an interesting vocal arrangement that has elements of Bjork vocal stylings and Jazz.
I liked it.



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Reply #15 posted 02/19/18 10:17pm

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babynoz said:



SoulAlive said:


Fergie is actually a great singer,but I don't know what happened here smile





I'm guessing alcohol was involved. She sounded like cats when they're screwing. lol

I couldn't even listen to the whole thing.



yes,alcohol and I think she was trying to put her own “spin” on the song but it backfired,lol

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Reply #16 posted 02/19/18 10:20pm

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She was drunk AND high!! And I'm surprised She didn't piss Herself up there!!

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Reply #17 posted 02/20/18 8:32am

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She is def a 'singer' but she need to lay down the drugs smh

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Reply #18 posted 02/20/18 10:16am

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babynoz said:

SoulAlive said:

Fergie is actually a great singer,but I don't know what happened here smile



I'm guessing alcohol was involved. She sounded like cats when they're screwing. lol

I couldn't even listen to the whole thing.

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Oh sh*t! Just as i was getting ready to comment that i hadn't heard Fergie's version of the SSB, it come's on the radio(NPR)...Yes, this is pretty bad...It sounds like a bad comedy skit, or some mess like that...Its way too dramatic.


Anyway, biggrin on the boldface.

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Reply #19 posted 02/20/18 1:54pm

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woogiebear said:

She was drunk AND high!! And I'm surprised She didn't piss Herself up there!!

eek

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LMAO!! lol

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Fergie usually has a pretty nice voice. I'm not sure what she was going for here -- seemed like she was trying to do a jazzy/bluesy-type rendition. I will add, this is not an easy song for anyone to sing.

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Whitney sang it the best, imo.

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Reply #20 posted 02/20/18 1:56pm

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babynoz said:

SoulAlive said:

Fergie is actually a great singer,but I don't know what happened here smile



I'm guessing alcohol was involved. She sounded like cats when they're screwing. lol

I couldn't even listen to the whole thing.

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Someone strangeled the Cat? lol

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kitty pussy lol

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She did look very pretty though......the hair & dress.....good job, Ferg!! biggrin

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Reply #21 posted 02/20/18 1:58pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

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THAT WAS HOT!! lol

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Reply #22 posted 02/20/18 2:00pm

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Goddess4Real said:

IMO this is the best version of the national anthem Whitney Houston - Star Spangled Banner (1991) worship cloud9

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YES! Undoubtedly, the most memorable and likable rendition!! biggrin

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Reply #23 posted 02/20/18 4:11pm

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Good lord that was awful. eek
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Reply #24 posted 02/20/18 4:22pm

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It is a hard song to sing. Really.

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Reply #25 posted 02/20/18 4:53pm

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2freaky I swear I thought u were gonna say "she was hi at the time" like on the Lady GerGer thread lol I been bumping that Fergie remix for the Lolz every day hasn't gotten old yet... NerErYeaAh!
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Reply #26 posted 02/20/18 4:55pm

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She may have been hIGh

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Reply #27 posted 02/20/18 7:07pm

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Love Fergie but this was terrible.

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Reply #28 posted 02/20/18 7:30pm

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Good lord that was awful. eek

It was so bad it made Colin Kaepernick stand up.

But the award for the worst rendition goes to Carl Lewis.

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Reply #29 posted 02/21/18 1:00pm

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That girl was definately impaired. nuts

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