Ann Wilson: NFL Fans Attack Her After Botched National Anthem

Mon, January 20, 2014 1:27pm EDT by 23 Comments

Ann Wilson sang the national anthem for the San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship game on Jan. 19. and the fan reaction on Twitter was less than kind!

Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, must have been having an off-day (and an off-key day) when she sang the national anthem for the San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship game on Jan. 19. The rendition was mediocre, to be kind, and the fan reaction on Twitter was absolutely vitriolic! See what the fans had to say.

Ann Wilson Botches National Anthem At NFC Championship Game

We can’t imagine how Ann, 63, must be feeling right now. Having grown up in Seattle, Ann is a proud Seahawks fan. She is also an incredibly talented singer and was the leader of the hugely successful girl group Heart for many, many years after joining in 1970. Therefore, she had all the ingredients for what should have been a moving rendition of the national anthem at the NFC Championship game on Jan. 19.

However, that didn’t end up panning out — her performance was fairly strong until she started to hit the high notes and her voice began to crack and go off-key. In no time, football fans tuning into the game started to pile onto Ann:

Ann Wilson’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Performance Dissed By Football Fans On Twitter

Yikes. Pretty uncalled-for, if you ask us! Also, let’s not forget that Ann just missed a few high notes — remember when Christina Aguilera performed at the 2011 Super Bowl and forgot some of the lyrics? There are worse crimes to be made here.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you catch her performance? Do you think it deserved all of this hate? Let us know!

– Amanda Michelle Steiner

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