Jon Batiste, an acclaimed musician best known for being the musical director/band leader for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ is now seeing his name touted alongside the title ‘worst Star Spangled Banner’ rendition.
In front of a packed house of celebrities and basketball enthusiasts, the singer took his trusty piano to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game to render an extended version of the historic number moments ago. And, while some did praise Batiste for his unique spin on the U.S. National Anthem, more critics slammed his take on the tune – some even branding it “lazy” and “uneventful.”
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