Kristin Chenoweth got the NFC Championship game started in style. She belted out a smooth and sultry National Anthem.
The fact that she nailed the anthem is certainly no surprise. Chenoweth is a Tony winning Broadway actress.
The Oklahoma native's roots in gospel and opera music are vividly apparent in this rendition.
Her resume and her performance point to the fact that this was a solid choice to belt out the iconic song. However, there is one thing that makes her selection a head-scratcher. She is a Giants fan!
San Francisco has a long line of local acts that have gone on to make lasting impressions in music. So, with the grand city hosting their first NFC championship game 1998, it would make sense that they would have a long line of local favorites ready to get things started with an amazing anthem.
Instead they chose to bring in a supporter of the enemy.
Last week, they went with local favorites Huey Lewis and the News. That seemed to work out pretty well for them as they beat the mighty New Orleans Saints in thrilling fashion, 36-32.
Instead of going the safe route and bringing back Huey, or another local act like Chris Isaak, Third Eye Blind, or members of the Greatful Dead, they have decided to stray outside of the San Fran musical tree and temp the powers of superstition.
At least they got a beautiful sounding anthem out of it, which is a lot more than the Patriots can say. New England, who won the day's first championship game, had Boston rock legend Steven Tyler screech out the National Anthem.
Let's just say that the American Idol judge would not be going to Hollywood with his awful performance.