The Fray’s Controversial National Anthem

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Attention pop stars: when you agree to perform the National Anthem at a big sporting event, please be aware that everyone is going to be super critical.

Exhibit A: Christina Aguilera.

Last night, The Fray took to the basketball court to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the mens’ NCAA championship game.

Lead singer Isaac Slade sang in tune and remembered all the lyrics, so what caused all the national outrage?

They put their own country-hipster spin on the song, making the tune almost unrecognizable, and that didn’t go over too well with most of America!

Was it really that bad? Take a listen:

  • Does The Fray deserve all this haterade? Vote in our poll!

-Sarah Carroll, AMP 97.1, Los Angeles

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