Viewers Slam Fergie’s National Anthem Performance at NBA All-Star Game as “Worst Rendition Ever”

The Hollywood Reporter

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.

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”

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  1. 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


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