For years now, I've been hearing The Star Spangled Banner wailed by singers who either can't reach the range of the composition or feel the need to draw attention to themselves with an exaggerated display of wailing and whining the song to the point of distortion.
Marie sang The Star Spangled Banner beautifully. From her heart. The way it was written and the way it was intended to be sung. With grace and respect and patriotism. If you would like to see Marie's performance, please watch this YouTube video:
Generally, I keep my opinions to myself however, I was so touched by Marie's beautiful rendition of our National Anthem, I wanted to share it with my blog friends.
Please stop by tomorrow to see my latest crazy quilt piece. I'm working on a gift for a friend.