Kristin Chenoweth Just Sings the Song

Few things irk me more than when someone is called upon to sing the National Anthem and feels compelled to add so much of their own style and interpretation that it is scarcely recognizable.

The Star Spangled Banner is a difficult song to sing, requiring vocal range and volume. The lyrics are not difficult, but it is notoriously easy to get lost in the moment and mix up which rocket is glaring or bomb bursting at any particular time.

Yet when sung with understanding and the feeling of a patriot, the song has unequaled power to stir the heart.

Here is Kristin Chenoweth doing it well, performing before the 2012 NFC Championship Game:

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