NBA All-Star Game 2018: Fergie Performs The National Anthem But Gets Only Negative Reviews

Date February 19, 2018

Fergie was tasked with performing the national anthem during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, and to be fair, credit should be given to her for even accepting the gig. It’s one of the hardest songs for anyone to perform.

The show

The NBA All-Star Game is a basketball exhibition game hosted every February by the National Basketball Association, matching a mix of the league's star players, who are drafted by the two players with the most votes. Each team consists of 12 players, making it 24 in total.

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It is the featured event of NBA All-Star Weekend. NBA All-Star Weekend is a three-day event that goes from Friday to Sunday. While the total viewership of the game is not anywhere on the level of the Super Bowl, it’s entirely nothing to sneeze at.


Fergie was tasked with singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at tonight's NBA All-Star Game.

Before the game, the singer slinked up to the microphone in a little black dress and gave a bluesy and somewhat unusual rendition of the national anthem that did not go over well with the A-list audience. Here is a video of the performance.

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Twitterverse went wild

It seems people did not like Fergie's patriotic spirit at this year's NBA All-Star-Game. The 42-year-old songstress was heavily mocked for her rendition of the National Anthem at Sunday's game at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and others in the stadium could be seen snickering, while Fergie put her spin on the song, and even athletes were seen getting in a few laughs.

One viewer, Isaac Harris, called it the "worst" national anthem he'd ever heard, "Literally dying at these reactions. Fergie with the worst rendition ever."

Even the singer's friend was surprised

Khloe Kardashian summed up the early antics of the game when she said:

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