Like fellow R&B belter Mary J. Blige, British bred beauty Marsha Ambrosius was on hand yesterday to impart a rendition of the U.S. National Anthem. While Blige got the race going at the Kentucky Derby, the ‘Far Away‘ singer was far away in Las Vegas opening last night’s highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather/Miguel Cotto fight.
While fans are still chatting about Mayweather’s undefeated streak, Ambrosius’s rendition of the historic number gained its fair share of chat as well. Did Marsha move the crowd with a knockout take on the anthem? Find out below:
The singer has certainly gotten her fair share of flack for the performance which all-in-all was really not that bad (definitely not the worst).
Renowned for her signature vibrato, Ambrosius’s vocal skills have won her much praise, but this showing did not. Like so many talented vocalists before her, however, applying one’s signature self to certain songs (especially anthems) can come with great fan disapproval (see: Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, Steven Tyler, more).
While having its cringe-worthy parts, what did you guys think of the performance?