Oh, say -- can they sing?
Apparently not. Or at least not the ever-challenging national anthem in high-profile performances. According to a new survey ranking the worst renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner,"
Aguilera’s effort, when she botched lyrics at the 2011
That version was cited by 24.7% of the more than 1,000 people chosen at random from the site’s “active listener” population. They deemed Kat DeLuna’s 2008 performance at an
It may be that the IHeartRadio audience is too young to remember Roseanne Barr’s way-under-the-top vocal before a
In any event, it's all subjective. Billboard recently put together its own list of the worst versions of the star-mangled banner song, with DeLuna landing at No. 1, followed by Barr, Bolton, Stapp and, in fifth place, an R&B-foul triumvirate of Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville and Dr. John at the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit.
IHeartRadio surveys its audience monthly on a variety of topics. Another subject of the survey that ranked the national anthem performances found that listeners favored "Lil’ Kim" as an alternative name for
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