Last night, Colbie Caillat sang the national anthem at the Superdome before the Vikings took on the Saints, and she definitely got people talking.
Caillat has a unique style of singing, and many people enjoy her music.
However, there is a certain art to singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." There is a certain way that our national anthem needs to be sung, and Caillat missed the mark, but she is far from the first person to ever mess up the song.
Here is a guide of what NOT to do when singing "The Star-Spangled Banner," taking tips from the 10 Worst Sports National Anthems Ever.
Don't: Swing your hips like that while singing our nation's national anthem.
While Caillat is definitely not the worst performer of "The Star-Spangled Banner," she needs to realize that she's not performing at a concert.
We get that you're trying to make it different, but it looks more like you don't have the talent to sing the song the right way.
Don't: Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" like you're trying to scare away the stray cats in your yard.
We all love Steven Tyler, but he really just screamed every line of the song.
I'm guessing Francis Scott Key did not include a harmonica in his original version either.
Don't: Forget the words. Seriously. It only takes about two minutes to sing.
Keri Hilson has a beautiful voice, but she committed the worst Star-Spangled Sin of them all. Fans would probably be less mad if you brought the lyrics out on a sheet of paper.
Don't: Leave out an entire section of the song.
Jesse McCartney did exactly this at last year's Pepsi 500. We have to give him props for not stopping in the middle to go back for the lyrics he missed, but he cut out about half the song.
Don't: Write the lyrics on your hand—and if you have to, don't let the fans see you.
Being nervous is understandable, but you're Michael Bolton! You should be used to that by now.
Don't: Do whatever that is...
We're still waiting for you to make it up to us.
Don't: Scare the kids!
Creed's Scott Stapp literally sounds like he's dying.
Did anybody else hear all the children crying?
Don't: Try so hard.
DeLuna is probably a pretty good singer, but we may never know. This was basically her one shot to impress the nation, and she blew it.
Don't: Change the song so much that we can't recognize it.
R. Kelly was apparently trying to be unique, but this rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" went terribly wrong.
Who claps along with the national anthem?
Don't: Sing if your name is Roseanne Barr.
Who let this woman on the field?
Padres event staff was trying to figure out who would sing the national anthem at their next game, and one of the interns stood up and said, "I got it! I know just the person to sing our nation's anthem! It will be the most memorable performance of the decade!"
Intern got fired.
Let's play ball!