Who sang the national anthem better?
FOX stars Zooey Deschanel and Demi Lovato offer up their renditions this past weekend
Let's face it. Singing the national anthem is a tough job, but every year during the World Series, FOX stars have to do the honors.
This past weekend, the challenge fell on the talented shoulders of actress Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl" fame, and Demi Lovato from "The X Factor."
Who did it better? Well, it depends on your style.
Deschanel, 32, donned a flattering, sparkly dress and delivered a sultry version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the start of Game 3 on Saturday night when the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers.
Meanwhile, Lovato was a little more flashy and soulful. Dressed in black, the 20-year-old singer even threw in a Beyoncé-like vocal run before the start of Game 4 on Sunday night when, you guessed it, the San Francisco Giants played and beat the Detroit Tigers.
This is the second time both women have performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the World Series.
So who did you like? Deschanel or Lovato? At least we know this, they both sounded better than the Battle Creek National Guard quartet.
"New Girl" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. "The X Factor" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
soul and song writer Marvin Gaye never seen another performer yet who could touch it
There might have been an audible number of people impressed with Lovato's acrobatics, but not me; Dechanel's was about straight. Sorry I missed it live. Ms. Houston's version is easy to bring up, but somebody jog my memory about another performance if I don't find it on YouTube first.
Glad somebody brought up that quartet. Actually, it was for "God Bless America," but it was an atrocious attempt at jazzing it up. Some performers just have to keep throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks.
@ Old Sales Guy says.... "I'm sorry but neither of them were worthy of being asked back. That song is sacred to me and the only one who touched by soul was Whitney Houston. Nobody but nobody has come close to representing our country like she did with her rendition. No butts about it."
there is NO reason to doubt this. neither singer can even wipe the dirt from the bottom of WHITNEY's shoes - nor marvin gaye's.
Mekeisha Madden Toby is another MSN "writer" thinking people do not remember REAL SINGING.
Whoever is in charge of these events should stipulate that the song be sung the way it was written. Matter of fact they should give them a copy of the music so that there is no misunderstanding as to how it should be sung. Maybe, even better, they should audition for the job first! Heck, open this thing up to the general public for auditions. What a great promotional opportunity!