Peter K. sends in this stick-a-hatpin-in-your-ears example of national-anthem butchery, this time at the hands of an 11 year old girl who held an entire Dallas soccer stadium hostage as she slowly tortured “The Star-Spangled Banner” to death.

It’s not that the kid can’t carry a tune. I checked out some of her other performances online. She can sing. It’s that in the national anthem performance, she engaged in oversinging — that trashy-baroque, show-offy style that has become so popular. I hate that stuff, with its hyper-emoting egotism. It’s everywhere. Somebody needs to stop this poor kid before she damages her vocal cords and her reputation.

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