Last night, Fergie sang the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game in LA (above video). Almost immediately afterward, critics and fans alike took to social media to express how bad it was - with even large news outlets calling it "disastrous" READ HERE
I was actually at home watching the performance live, as I very much enjoy the NBA All-Star game and to me, was it the "worst ever"??? No. However, it did seem she was trying a little too hard to be ______ (fill in the blank with whatever superlative you'd like... maybe "different"? )
What makes it worse for Fergie, I think, is the fact that we all know she can SING. And not just her stuff, either. Google "Fergie sings Gun's & Roses" and it'll blow your face off. But those skills were not on display last night - and people didn't think twice about letting her have it.
Maybe its the age we live in - maybe it was just a bad night - but one thing we an all agree on about Fergie's performance whether or not you thought it was the worst ever:
At least she got all the words right.