We were eating dinner at the bar at Dave & Buster's last night during the start of the Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. When pop singer Kat DeLuna began her rendition of the national anthem, the sound box was turned down very low, so I wasn't sure if I was hearing what I thought I was hearing. What I thought I was hearing was one flat note after another, and after we pulled the sound box closer and turned it up, it was confirmed. She was horrible. I've never even heard of this chick before, but apparently she's some kind of pop sensation. Uh, yeah, okay. She was off key right from the start, and the more she tried to dress it up, the worse it got. I'm not really one to brag about my own singing ability, but I could have done a hell of a lot better job, and there wouldn't have been any stadium full of Cowboys fans booing me. It's really not that hard of a song to sing, so I'm not sure what kind of drugs the people are on who have declared her to be a "pop singing sensation". I guess I'd better hurry up and sign up for American Idol.
Oh, and in case you missed it, here is Kat DeLuna's rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, in all its nails-on-a-chalkboard glory.