People are never satisfied…..
This past Sunday’s Superbowl XLVII wasn’t all just about Beyonce‘s highly recognized half time show or Jennifer Hudson‘s moving performance with Sandy Hook Elementary choir. The National Football League, or NFL, has removed the “Girl on Fire” singer, Alicia Keys, video of her “National Anthem” performance off their website and the reasoning is highly debatable. They said they removed it due to copyright laws but many are arguing was it due to to the many negative opinions and comments regarding the performance?
The 32-year old singer respect for the country is being questioned due to her performance of the song, for which a ton of people felt she should have stood while singing. Blogs and news crews all over are saying that Keys performance was disrespectful and “un-american”.
“It was disrespectful,they had enough time and manpower to think of this before the performance. They could have had her stand at her piano keyboard and sing. To me and a lot of my friends, she sounded great but the visual was wrong.”
That statement was given to The Huffington Post by a local news producer. The article also showed that not every one is against the “Falling” star rendition of the anthem. A previous publicist of the Grammy Award winning singer disagreed with the situation.
“Alicia is a proud American and was honored to perform at the event. Her slow version of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was her own arrangement, accompanying herself on the piano, adding ‘living in the home of the brave’ at the end of the song. It’s silly to see how that was being disrespectful.”
Agreed! People make things out to be more than what they really are. But do you think she did the right thing?
Anywho, keep your head up Alicia! Focus on your nation wide tour and your new position with Blackberry as their acting Global Creative Director!
((Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP))
Recording artist Alicia Keys is seen before singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)