Melody Thornton Performs US National Anthem

Published: Monday 17th Jan 2011 by Sam

Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton continued her emergence from the shadows last night, with a rousing performance of the US national anthem at the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Clippers basketball game.

The 26 year old is reportedly working on her debut solo LP, although there is currently no word on whether she is signed to a major label as of yet. Based on this performance alone,  they should be queuing up at her door.

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Check out Thornton blowing the roof off the Staples Centre with her soaring rendition of ‘Star Spangled Banner’ below…

While not classic as the Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey’s takes on the song, Ms. Thornton certainly held her own, turning in one the better attempts at the iconic number when compared to other singers from the ‘new breed’.

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  1. stynlyzo January 17, 2011

    thatz quite……..good….i love u melody..

  2. MISHKA January 17, 2011

    She’s always screaming at one point, but she definitely has a shot. I see her more in pop music though. To break into r’n’b, she needs to control her voice better than this.

  3. TIMMI January 17, 2011

    MELODY >>> NICOLE

    #ThatIsAll

  4. LANDEN January 17, 2011

    SHE’S INCRDEDIBLE AT SINGING! AWESOME MELODY! LOVE YOU GIRL!

  5. Aryo January 17, 2011

    hope she finds a label asap

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  7. GangsterA January 17, 2011

    she killed it great job mel

  8. Dave January 17, 2011

    YASSS MEL, SHOW THEM! NOT ONCE DID SHE SCREAM, FALLBACK!

  9. Teairra January 17, 2011

    I liked it.. she should hurry up with an album!! it would be awesome if she outsells
    Nicole Scherzinger.

  10. sonofbaldwin January 17, 2011

    I thought this was Rocsi from 106 & Park.

    *Kanye shrugs*

  11. Bruce January 17, 2011

    No one should be mentioned with Whitney when it come to the National Anthem not even Mariah!

  12. Julien January 17, 2011

    Sounds like she’s scringing (scream/singing). She won’t outsell unless the material is tight.

  13. LOVEJT January 17, 2011

    she was kinda screaming…..but she did good overall

  14. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ THE BAHAMAS★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ January 17, 2011

    MELODY IS A BEAST! Great Job!

  15. Joel January 17, 2011

    She needs to stop screaming asap

  16. Jamie January 17, 2011

    LOL @ The basketball players looking like. Would you please hurry up.

  17. WorldWideWaddie.com January 17, 2011

    Nicole Scherzinger or Beyonce couldn’t rock that song like Melody. #TeamMelody

  18. MrIncredible January 17, 2011

    That last note was a mess but otherwise she did good.

  19. ~BeySoBreezy~ January 17, 2011

    Melody was always my favorite out of PCD. I hope she can make her mark…

    #TeamMelody 🙂

  20. ERIC January 17, 2011

    She’s awesome. The problem is that she has the voice of a gospel singer. Y’know she like the-amazing-girl-who-auditioned-for-AI-and-didn’t-make-it-to-the-finalists kinda singer. Yet awesome. She needs to rework and find her image as well, people mainly know her for being Nicole’s (slash)back up singer(slash) Pussycat Doll’s underrated member. Keep it going Melody!

  21. Royalkev January 17, 2011

    I like her power and range, but it overall that performance wasn’t so hot! She’s rushing it and doesn’t know her limitations. I think she’s too eager to show off her vocal chops. Her voice doesn’t have any character or warmth and I must say that Nicole (her former band mate) does. She definitely has potential, she just needs coaching, because there’s still something amature about her singing technique.

    *The Page with RoyalKev / February 7th, 2011(Where there’s a place for everything and everything has its place)

  22. Royalkev January 17, 2011

    *amatuer…

  23. lola January 17, 2011

    I didn’t hear a nice distinctive tone in her voice. She also went to damn fast and it’s probably because she was nervous. Her notes were everywhere and she had no control. I do hear potential though and from watching other youtube videos of her singing, I know that she can sang her ass off! She sounds very similar to Christina Aguilera. She was the best singer out of PCD and sings a million times better than Nicole. Nicole screams her ass off, and has such a raspy and rough tone. She sounds like somebody’s grandmother trying to sing and it just sounds ugly. It’s a shame that she’s struggling to get her music out there. But that’s okay because Nicole’s b**** ass aint doing hot either.

  24. Dave January 18, 2011

    I am wondering where did she scream. But, yet if it was anyone else, they would’ve slayed. I guess belting is the new screaming now. Kill me… Not her tone isn’t necessarily warm or on point, but vocally she killed. I’m still dead @ this comments.

  25. Dave January 18, 2011

    & she even SANG without in EAR Monitor’s. GET THAT!

  26. Auntie Jackie January 18, 2011

    She went a little fast….but she was GREAT!

  27. Melissa January 18, 2011

    Sounds rushed.

  28. eHarris January 18, 2011

    i thought you guys were going to interview her???? Where is it???

  29. Drew January 20, 2011

    Nicole is the one that screams all the time! Melody sounds like she has been working on her vocals because she seems to be getting better vocally. She was always my favorite PCD member & the only other singer in the group. There were some miscommunication issues before this performance & she couldn’t hear herself sing…But she still rocked it! Team Melody Thornton!

  30. Dave February 2, 2011

    *Completely agree’s with DREW on most levels*

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