It’s not everyday we talk about shit that happens in Los Angeles or New York City, however, Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem
at the 67th NBA All-Star Game in LA was so awful that we had to comment.
The Black Eyed Peas singer tried a sort of bluesy cabaret version of the song (if it’s not broke don't fix it, Fergalicious), which anyone with some foresight could've seen how bad that idea was going to be.
The audience in the sold-out arena didn’t really seem to know how to react, laughing at one point toward the end of the song. Eventually, the singer was met with applause after belting out, the last couple of notes and shouting “let’s play some basketball!”
How this person has won two Grammys, we’re not sure, but it certainly doesn’t seem right, considering we have a good number of singers right here in our hometown who would’ve SLAYED the song. Off the top of our head, here's four local artists we think would’ve done a hell of a lot better than Fergs.
For probably close to a decade now, local singer and beatmaker Alyson Alonzo has been tearing up the local music scene with her sultry vocals. The singer has a smooth, full timbre that has the ability to create a hush over a room and forces folks to listen to her croon as she loops beats and her own voice live on stage electronically.
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Though she doesn't have a gigantic, booming voice, AMEA (an acoronym for her full name, Ayanna Moriah-Eliza Allen) matches soul with ethereal as her vocal notes seems to just float over the air when she performs her R&B tracks live.
Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson is a force to be reckoned with in not only the R&B community, but the hip-hop and poetry scenes as well. Dare I say that Sanderson is our answer to Lauryn Hill? Yea, I’ll stand by that.
From performing in church to the numerous bands she’s fronted, Elena Lopez knows how to belt out a note or two. On her solo project Elnuh, Lopez wraps her voice in an echoey reverb, which gives her whole sound a dreamy-pop feel to match her indie garage-rock tracks.