Beyonce Blames The Weather In Press Conference About Lip-Syncing

Beyonce super bowl press conferenceWhen you’ve been hired to perform at the biggest, most watched sporting event of the year, you have the power to call a press conference for the sole purpose of proving a point.

Yesterday, Beyonce walked into a room full of reporters with “Super Bowl XLVII” and the Pepsi logo emblazoned in lights behind her and said “Hello, how is everyone? Would you guys mind standing?”

You would be correct in guessing that a slightly rushed version of the National Anthem came after.

I guess the whispers of deceit and even the question of how much air her lungs can hold after the Inauguration lip-sync scandal finally got to her. Afterwards she said this:

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NO ONE Sings The National Anthem Like Beyonce

Beyonce Obama InaugurationBeyonce is garnering perfect reviews across the board after effortlessly performing the National Anthem at Obama’s inauguration earlier today. Gawker described her voice as “more heavenly than a thousand Hallelujah choruses,” and I can’t really disagree.

Her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is comparable only to the one that lady sang at the Panthers vs. Patriots Super Bowl in 2004. Oh oh, that was Beyonce too? Never mind.

Singing this is easier for her than talking, addition problems for preschoolers, or stealing sugar-free candy from Paula Deen’s purse while she’s window shopping for butter.  Continue reading “NO ONE Sings The National Anthem Like Beyonce”

Video: Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”

Not my favorite track from Born To Die but like all Lana Del Rey songs, “National Anthem” does have all the elements of an ironic Dusty Springfield throwback.

The trailer for the it seemed to draw more attention than the video itself with news that Lana would be portraying Jackie O and ASAP Rocky JFK.  Continue reading “Video: Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem””

Steven Tyler Banshees His Way Through The National Anthem

Before the Ravens-Patriots AFC championship matchup on CBS Steven Tyler wandered out his cage to “sing” the national anthem. As is true with most national anthem attempts, it was pretty sketchy.

The worst part? “The rockets red glare” bit. His bedazzled Old Navy-lookin’ Patriots shirt didn’t help much. I gotta say, Kristin Chenoweth blew Tyler out of the water with her opera-style rendition of the song pre-Giants-49ers game.

The real reason she did better on Sunday? She was willing to laugh at herself. Oh and she hasn’t sold her soul to the devil (American Idol) yet. A guest spot on Glee doesn’t count.

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Cyndi Lauper Flubs National Anthem

Cyndi Lauper is the latest pop singer to make a mistake during a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Hers occurred today at the U.S. Open. (Sunday, September 11th)

During a certain description of our flag, she sang “O’er the ramparts, we watched as our flag was still streaming.” Leaving out one lyric “gallantly,” streaming.

That song is so damn hard to memorize. That’s why at sporting events I just mouth the word “watermelon,” over and over again…

Lauper has now joined the likes of Christina Aguilera, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roseanne Barr and Michael Bolton in the National Anthem fuck-up hall of fame.

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