I love Monica. Lord knows I do. But I couldn’t really wrap my head around her performance of the National Anthem at this weekend’s Mayweather v. Maidana fight in Las Vegas.
Now, Monica sounded amazing as usual, but something about the performance raised an eyebrow. In one of the longer renditions I’ve seen of the Anthem, the “Don’t Take It Personal” singer held her notes a bit longer than expected and was a little overdramatic at times. After almost three minutes, she finished the performance, and soon after, reactions posted online were mixed.
“Clear tone. Pitch perfect. Slayed the boxing and everyone in it. Check out all the reactions behind her. Pure vocals. Period.”
“She sounded great up until the last few seconds then tried to do some unnecessary grandstanding. Not the best but not the worst.”
“That was the WORST arrangement EVER of the anthem. What in the world was she thinking with those awkwardly long measure?? If you think that was good you must’ve had your volume down. #epicfail”
“that vibrato was was too much……but the last note, “brave” was horrible. What was she thinking?”
“she over sang that. it was too much.”
But no matter what anyone thought, the singer was excited about her performance and posted this message to Instagram afterwards, thanking her fans and supporters.
“To everyone that wished me well, & sent me lovely thoughts I truly thank u God Bless you… And thank you father for allowing me to still do what I love You are the greatest!!! #ILoveMyCountry #USA”
In case you missed it, her performance is below. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think!