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    National anthems

    Today I have listened to a few national anthems , Boxing , V8 s , Anzac test,
    My beef is , Why do the singers have to try to make it their own creation , not being biased but the guy that sang the American anthem at the farce of a fight , in my opinion butchered a fine song, I actually was embarrassed for him in contrast their was a young lady at the V8 Supercars who did a lovely job of the Aus anthem , and at the Anzac test , The guy singing did a good job until the final few bars when he tried to make it his own muck to the dismay of the players who were singing along with him.
    WHY, The anthem of any country is a Song that everyone in the country should be able to sing along with , do these singers have that big an ego they think they have a better tune.

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    Rather than use classically trained singers America has a habit of using celebrities to sing the anthem at sporting events and because they are "famous" they feel the need to give it their own take.
    In this case Jamie Foxx who because he played Ray Charles in a movie thinks he can sing.

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    It's traditional to mark the beginning of a big fight with some kunt butchering the national anthem, but this nobody Foxx was the worst I have EVER heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    It's traditional to mark the beginning of a big fight with some kunt butchering the national anthem, but this nobody Foxx was the worst I have EVER heard.

    I'll see your Foxx and raise you a Roseanne Barr at the baseball.


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    ^Apologies....I had managed to flush that ^ from my memory bank.

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    Three national anthems before the fight. One was decent. Bit of a stretch having the Mexican anthem just because the boxing associations home offices are there.

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    ^^ I think that may be a piss take, which is about the only reasonable way to sing a national anthem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Three national anthems before the fight. One was decent. Bit of a stretch having the Mexican anthem just because the boxing associations home offices are there.

    It's Sinco De Maya day or something.
    And they wanted to drag out the PPV registrations another few minutes..

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    Given that the US National anthem is a bawdy English drinking song, they can butcher it as much as they like.


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