eurweb.com - A high-profile performance of the National Anthem is the source of controversy for a second straight month.
Just as the Beyonce lip-synching uproar at the Inauguration begins to fade, here comes Alicia Keys and her jazzy rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl – a performance that was overwhelmingly well received.
“Yes lawd,” gushed Spike Lee of her slowed down take. “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson declared, Keys “killed it.”
But not everyone was impressed. Reader responses to Yahoo! Music’s initial positive coverage of Keys’ anthem were more dismissive, or angry, than laudatory.
“Stop trying to make the national anthem ‘your own’,” said one of the most popular reactions on the site. “It’s not yours. It’s ours collectively. Sing it the way it’s supposed to be sung.” Read More