...and when it's off, it's really bad.
I just saw an article on Hitfix.com about Christina Aguilera singing the national anthem for the NBA championships. They included a clip of her performance, which you can view here:
Our national anthem is an exceptionally hard song to sing. I wouldn't care to try it in front of millions of people.
To me, the classic performance will always be Whitney Houston's 1991 performance. I still get goosebumps. Here it is:
Do you have favorite version and/or performance of The Star Spangled Banner?