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“God Bless America” Gets Interesting Rendition During World Series Game 7 (Video)
Traditionally, “God Bless America” is supposed to be a song that anybody from sea to shining sea can sing, which fits in with its lyrical message of, you know, America being good and stuff. But Master Sgt. Jennifer Sherman of the United States Air Force decided to change things up a bit with some vocal experimentation during a performance in the seventh inning stretch of Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.
I’m no vocal critic, but Sherman’s rendition of “God Bless America” seems a bit warbly compared to the usual standard. And I wasn’t the only one who thought so:
I mean I'm tired of God Bless America, too, Lady Singer, but that doesn't mean you get to sing a different song with the same words.
— Marc GOREmandin (@Marc_Normandin) October 30, 2014
Wait…do you just get to make up your own tune to God Bless America? Did Irving Berlin say that was OK?
— Ray Suarez (@RaySuarezNews) October 30, 2014
But in the interest of fairness, I’ll also include a tweet from someone who thought it was OK:
Kudos to Master Sergeant Jennifer Sherman from WAFB @whitemanspirit who sang a terrific "God Bless America" at the World Series! Great job!
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) October 30, 2014
You can expect the debate over Master Sgt. Jennifer Sherman’s performance of “God Bless America” to last at least a couple more days. Which means that if you missed it, you need to educate yourself immediately. You can do so by watching the video below. Enjoy (?):