Okay, it's a pet peeve but Major League Baseball and Fox TV should be ASHAMED for having just a horrendous untalented cipher mutilate the National Anthem prior to the 2010 All Star Game. Not only was her singing voice attrocious but her attempts to rephrase the song and change its tune structure was dreadful and disrespectful. Even more annoying and disgusting was that the crowd cheered with each "improvisation."
The visuals were bad enough. The singer looked more like she were dressed to sweep floors or wash cars than sing a patriot song for national television.
The singer, Amber Riley, never made it to American Idol. The producers turned her down. Memo to failed performer, your fifteen minutes is over.