Screamin’ Scott

Screamin’ Scott

Screamin’ Scott

Screamin Mic

After watching Sunday’s football NFC Championship game the other night, Anita Baker was the performer before the San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles game. Baker let out a rendition of the National anthem that made social media go into a frenzy. Some have bad reviews of her performance. I thought with doing it solo, no background track to help. I thought the Detroit native did a pretty good job. For the Twitter trolls knocking the rendition I have searched the far reaches of the inter-web to find some real stinkers. One of my bucket lists is to sing maybe, “Take me out to the ballgame,” but not the National Anthem.

  • Michael Bolton


    Michael Bolton is extremely talented. Probably one of the few guys that can get a pass for this one.

  • Fergie

    What can I say about “Fergie,” maybe it was an off night. For the most part, I do not mind her music. Some have liked her catalog of tunes over the years. Just was a certain cringe factor at this attempt.

  • Rosanne Barr

    In Rosanne Barr’s defense years later as she tells the story. Johnny Carson the night before warned her not to sing it in too high a key. Wouldn’t you know it she did, so she thought she was a comic and tried to make it funny. Well, it kind of went too far. But unlike some, at least she remembered the words.

  • Carl Lewis

    Carl Lewis’s U.S. National Anthem performance during an NBA game between the Chicago Bulls & the New Jersey Nets in 1993. I like how he was gonna hit a high note at “Or the land OF… the free” but then he went with a lower note. It was like he was going to jump from one side of the cliff to the other but stopped just in time. 🤣

  • Victoria Zarlenga

    It can be very nerve-wracking to perform one of the most difficult songs to sing in front of so many people. She must’ve gathered a lot of courage to do that. The national anthem requires such a large vocal range. I looked up a few other videos, and she is a pretty good singer. Why this was an epic fail could be any number of reasons. 

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