Last year, The Tenors member Remigio Pereira had the social media world buzzing with a controversial version changing the lyrics of the Canadian National Anthem“We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great,” instead of, “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free.”
This year social media is having another field day with the version of ‘O Canada’ from Jocelyn Alice best known for her song “Jackpot”.
— Grady Sas (@GradySas) July 12, 2017
At one point it sounded like she giggled after singing “God keep our land.” People on the internet said she sounded drunk and was slurring at times.
Other comments included “she butchered it,” “terrible,” “awful,” “the worst rendition ever” at the 88th All-Star Game in Miami.
Remember the mixed reviews and backlash Nelly Furtado received at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game when she brought down the tempo and delivered a mellow-sounding melody line that didn’t quite hit the high notes? Many artists try to make the anthem “their own” but fail in the process.
There was a game played and The American League defeated The National League 2-1 in 10 innings.