Fergie Duhamel, popularly known by the mononym Fergie, sang the National Anthem at Sunday’s NBA All-Star game.
Via the AP, “A low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out arena after Fergie finished the first line of the song,” but by the end even the players were laughing. In the clip above, watch Draymond Green at 1:55 move from open-mouthed mystification to a fit of giggles.
Players faces during Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem… pic.twitter.com/QQ3VXaBchT
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 19, 2018
As an artist, I can understand her wanting to do something different with the song but, her sultry version didn’t go over well at all.
Her performance was so bad that my son Sam has been imitating her awful National Anthem rendition throughout the weekend.
Even Roseanne weighed in. Remember her version of the National Anthem?
Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 19, 2018
Fergie has responded to the controversy saying her version didn’t strike the intended tone.