After the version of the national anthem sung by Fergie at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday triggered justifiable catcalls throughout the internet, the United States, Planet Earth, the Milky Way galaxy, and the entire known universe, it would be nice to hear the anthem the way it should be sung, since it has been taking a beating from the Left over the last year-and-a-half as well.
No theatrical flourishes, no metamorphosis into a song better suited for the bedroom, no screeching by a voice that is ill-prepared to handle the demands of the song itself; just a world-class singer who does our anthem proud, singing it with a voice that sounds as heroic as the men and women who fought and often died for the country for whom the anthem was written.
The video below is of Anthony Kearns, singing the national anthem on December 17, 2017, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, before the Washington Redskins hosted the Arizona Cardinals. Kearns was escorted by Army and Marine veteran John Gerula and his service dog Oliver, both of whom were helped by American Humane’s “Shelter to Service” program, which saves lives on both ends of the leash by helping American soldiers cope with the help of highly-trained animals saved from shelters. Gerula is a former volunteer firefighter who fought in Operation Phantom Fury.
Kearns has sung for three presidents; he rose to fame as a member of The Irish Tenors; their CDs have gone Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum.