The most cringeworthy celebrity performances of the American national anthem
A celebrity's worst nightmare
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A celebrity's worst nightmare must be singing the national anthem in front of millions of people—and then butchering it! Unfortunately, this has happened to some very unlucky stars. It might seem strange that the anthem has been botched so many times, considering that many school kids sing it every day, but it's actually an incredibly difficult song to perform. It calls for an enormous vocal range that would challenge any singer, and it's always performed live under the watchful gaze of thousands of spectators, plus often millions more watching from home. This nightmarish combination of factors has thrown many seasoned performers off their game.
Click through this gallery to read about some of the most cringeworthy celebrity performances of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'
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