​Worst National Anthem Singers Of All Time

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September 8, 2013

The worse national anthem singers of all time. There are many singers who tried their hand at singing the national anthem at sporting events. Many of them have been dubbed the worst.

Christina Aguilera shocked everyone during her performance at Super Bowl XLV in 2011. She flubbed a line in the second verse of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Instead of “‘O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming,” she awkwardly warbled, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.”

Carl Lewis is a US track and field legend who made his country proud by winning nine Olympic gold medals. However, he should have run far away from being a on the microphone. Lewis’ rendition at a 1993 National Basketball Association game is, to put it lightly, painful.

Cuba Gooding Sr. is the father of the Oscar-winning actor and the lead vocal of the long-running R&B group the Main Ingredient. However, he got more recognition when he attempted to sing to the country with high notes that put everyone on a lowlight.

Caroline Marcil – is a Canadian singer who slated to sing both the American and her native anthem at a 2005 hockey game between the two neighboring nations. Not only did she forget the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” twice, she left to get a lyrics sheet for a third attempt, then returned — only to fall on the ice.

R. Kelly delivered a song before a 2005 Bernard Hopkins-Jermain Taylor boxing match that drew plenty of criticism. Maybe it’s because he sped it up and brought dancers with him into the ring. The fact that he was still embroiled in the infamous child pornography case couldn’t have helped, either.