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Oh, Say Can You See These Anthem Performances

Here's a list of some of the greatest national anthem performances



    Oh, Say Can You See These Anthem Performances
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    Actress Nona Gaye performs a video duet with her late father, singer Marvin Gaye, during the NBA All-Star Saturday Night festivities at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

    The news is out that Jennifer Hudson will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

    We are sure the Chicago native, who will be making her first public appearance since her brother and 7-year-old nephew were killed in Chicago last fall, will do an amazing job with the vocal range that she has.

    But the Hudson announcement got us thinking what other great performances have their been in national anthem performance history.

    We came up with a list from Marvin Gaye's epic performance, which may have opened the door to stylizing the national anthem, to Whitney Houston's epic performance and even our local greats, the Grateful Dead, make an appearance on our list of memorable performances.

    Marvin Gaye Sings at an NBA Game

    The Grateful Dead Sing at a San Francisco Giants Game

    Whitney Houston Sings at the Super Bowl

    Faith Hill Sings at the Super Bowl

    Stevie Wonder Performs the Anthem with Two Blind Singers

    We also decided to include some of the more terrible performances so Hudson can know what not to do.
    Roseanne Barr Sings the Anthem in San Diego
    Hillary Clinton Sings the Anthem in Iowa
    Carl Lewis Sings the National Anthem