Captured and posted this the other day while at the NHL All-Star in Tampa, and didn't think much about it. Didn't think this version of the Star-Spangled Banner was the worst version, just that Brett Young put his own take on delivering it.
Today I noticed that it was already north of 120k views, and wondered what was causing a video of a couple songs, that pretty much everyone has heard a million times, to blow up on YouTube. Then I saw the comments. Almost everyone commenting about how Brett Young's rendition was the "worst performance ever", "perfectly terrible", or similar thoughts along those lines.
The video starts out with Lindsay Ell singing the Canadian National Anthem, and then Brett Young performs the US National Anthem (at about 2:10 mark).
Do you feel it is really as bad as the internet is making this out to be? Please leave your take in the comments section below. Let us know what you think.