Thursday, January 19, 2006


It's quite a coup for the organisers of this year's Superbowl - they've signed Aretha Franklin up to do the national anthem at the start.

Lets hope they know what they're paying for - back in 2004, a lot of people were disappointed when Franklin admitted she'd pre-recorded the anthem she "performed" at the NBA finals. Of course, if you're going to watch somebody move their lips, there are far less legendary lips you could watch flapping in mid-air, but even so, the NBA affair felt like being short-changed.

Maybe this time she's just going to send a DVD of the NBA anthem to the NFL.


karl said...

It's common knowledge in the US that the national anthem is routinely pre-recorded for the Super Bowl.

eyetie said...

Why don't they go they do a TV Chefs special and get an eye-popping Ainsley Harriot to do the national anthem ("And here's a ditty I prepared earlier. Sing along everyone.") and a refreshed Delia to do the half-time entertainment reprising her famous call to arms: "This is a message for possibly the best supporters in the world. We need a 12th man. Where are you? Where are you?").

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