Whitney Houston - Star Spangled Banner (Photo : YouTube/Screenshot)
Just right in time for America's Independence Day celebration in 2013, here are some of the best renditions of the Star Spangled Banner sang by some of the best singers in history. As the nation celebrates the Fourth of July, the world can expect to hear new renditions of the anthem again, but for now, here are Latinos Post's Top 5.
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Talk about history, Houston definitely made national-anthem-history after singing at the 1991 Super Bowl at the Tampa Stadium in Florida. Her moving performance could not have been timelier as it happened 10 days after the start of the Gulf War. The stadium was filled with patriotic Americans singing loud and proud as Houston belted the song.
Jahbarri, the Gospel Prince, Singing the National Anthem in Dec. of 2012. He was 10 back then. Electrifying!
American Idol runner up Jennifer Hudson sang the Star Spangled Banner at the 2009 Super Bowl. The awe-inspiring rendition of the anthem left the world wondering why she didn't bag the American Idol trophy.
Sebastien de la Cruz
Mexican-American Sebastien de La Cruz came back to sing the National Anthem in Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals, one game after his well-received rendition for Game 3.
The entire stadium at the 2005 NFC Championship Game was silent as Carrie Underwood sang the national anthem with absolutely no music accompaniment. The magical rendition had the Americans singing with her at the end of the song.
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Even way before Beyonce Knowles' recent much-criticized lip-sync of the national anthem, she left Americans in amazement after singing at the 2004 Super Bowl at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. This was not the last we saw her singing at the Super Bowl. This was the same Super Bowl year where Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" made news.
Nona Gaye and Marvin Gaye
This daughter-father duet of the national anthem was sang at the 2004 NBA All Star Game at the Staples Center. Marvin Gaye sang his rendition in 1983, and after 20 All Star Games his daughter stole the show singing a duet with his legendary performance that played on a big screen.