The only thing people could agree with at the end of Fergie’s rendition of the national anthem Sunday was her cry: “Let’s play some basketball!”

Long after Team LeBron’s 148-145 victory over Team Steph at the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center is forgotten, Fergie will be remembered.

Perhaps not topping Roseanne Barr’s infamous off-key (and crotch-grabbing) version at a 1990 San Diego Padres game, Stacy Ann Ferguson (aka Fergie Duhamel) still hit some low notes.

By noon Monday, a YouTube video had 17,000 comments, including a few giving the Hacienda Heights resident a pass (or suggesting: “Give this girl some auto tune.”)

Among our favorites:

  • This national anthem singing was so bad that Collin Kaepenick stood up and told her to stop disrespecting the anthem.
  • That microphone had to be put down because it was too traumatized to ever be used again.
  • Love what Bob Saget tweeted: “Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem was originally written by Francis Scott Out of Key.”
  • It’s like trying to drink a cup of hot tea in an earthquake. Excruciating and unbearable.
  • Never thought anyone could make it sound slutty but here it is proving me wrong.
  • Fergie is taking a lot of flack for this. She should keep in mind that my shoulder is always there for her if she needs one to cry on.
  • She’s clearly doing a (bad) Billie Holiday impression. She’s not a bad singer, just made a bad choice to sing it this way.
  • And: She gotta retire after this.

Here’s the competition:

And more reaction, including from Barr herself:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.