Some of the players, Jimmy Kimmel and others in the crowd at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game appeared to snicker.
“Worst rendition ever”?
Fergie didn’t win over many fans on Sunday during her rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
The singer put her own spin on “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but it didn’t really catch on with viewers. It also appeared to spark snickers from some of the players, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and others in the crowd at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Numerous viewers hit Twitter to share their opinions, with a few calling it the “worst rendition ever” (though one argued that Roseanne Barr’s intentionally bad performance at a 1990 San Diego Padres baseball game was worse).
Watch Fergie’s performance here, and see some of the reactions below.
Omg. Omg. Omg. Neither Joel Embiid, Draymond Green nor Jimmy Kimmel were enjoying one bit of Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem. I am screaming. #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/FuhKVMIoNX
— Chovan (@thechovanone) February 19, 2018
Don't let Fergie's National Anthem performance distract you from the fact that the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals despite having the first ever unanimous MVP and going 73-9 in the regular season.
— jackie (@jackie_kisley) February 19, 2018
My ear after listening to Fergie “sing” that pic.twitter.com/w4pgp1PU6W
— Doc (@MJK_NY31) February 19, 2018
Kevin Hart: “I just engineered the biggest pre-game disaster in television history.”
Fergie: “Hold my beer.”
— Tim Ring (@timringTV) February 19, 2018
Worst rendition ever?
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) February 19, 2018
LMAOOOOOOOOO FERGIE SOUND LIKE A BODEGA CAT
— That Ain't The DJ, That's My DJ (@CoryTownes) February 19, 2018
Draymond Green’s Reaction to Fergie’s Terrible National Anthem Rendition Was Priceless (Video) https://t.co/3PYcTJJr4X pic.twitter.com/q2JGla0iak
— Robert Littal (@BSO) February 19, 2018
I thought Fergie's assault on the memory of Merry Clayton w/Jagger at the R&R HOF 25th was going to be her major offense against musical history.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) February 19, 2018
My reaction to Fergie singing the National Anthem at the #NBAAllStarGame pic.twitter.com/QLGhijl826
— Jennyfromtheblock (@JZastawniak) February 19, 2018
Sorry Fergie. I’m a fan but to be honest, that was horrible! Actually probably one of the worst. Not a hater… just telling it like it is. pic.twitter.com/woS1oAfcIX
— O.G. Fox (@BrianFox1978) February 19, 2018
Still, she did have at least one defender:
11 thoughts on “Viewers Slam Fergie’s National Anthem Performance at NBA All-Star Game as “Worst Rendition Ever””
What the hell does “Fergie” do for a living? Please don’t tell me she’s a professional singer.
She’s a professional daughter of shithole parents.
Yep, she’s a singer all right…in early 2000s she was with a group called “No Doubt” who were (with rock and roll on the wane and all) half-way decent. But really, she’s no serious talent–which, with auto tuning and all, you don’t really need anymore. In fact, Jolly, you can know who the good ones are by hearing them perform live…if they suck like Fergie, you know their “talent” is really auto tuned.
That was gwen stefani in “no doubt”, DL. Fergie is from “black-eyed peas”. But you’re 100% on about live performances and auto tune. She rehearsed this probably ad infinitum so they knew what she was gonna do, and was probably instructed to do so. That filthy joo popovich is another one of the characters in this charade.
Art and music have gone downhill in this country, and it always does under tyranny.
Martist is correct. Fergie was in “The Black-Eyed Peas”. Gwen Stefani was in “No Doubt”.
Seemed to me she was attempting of offer a swan song about our nation, wanting to portray us as dying, wanting us to get out of the way. The performance was spell-binding, but its message/delivery was actually anti-American and obnoxious. And there’s the superficial part, where she is so filled up with herself, so impressed with herself, she takes something that’s supposed to be a public experience and makes it all about “Look at me.” There’s gotta be some place of sanity, some place between Fergie and Kate Smith:
I think Kate had it right
sounded to me like she was portraying herself as dying.
Did you mean Fergie?
For galen at 9:03 am: