Did You Miss It? Ciara’s Stunning ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Rendition

Published: Monday 25th May 2015 by Rashad

As That Grape Juice extends a hearty ‘Happy Memorial Day’ to our U.S. readers, we’re also seeing our social media feeds lined with homages to fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedoms we enjoy today on both sides of the pond.

One such homage came in the form of a rousing rendition of the U.S. national anthem from ‘I Bet’ beauty Ciara. And, after one listen of songstress’s take on the tune, we bet that you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as we were.

If you missed it, tuck in below to see Cici work!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend From My Team To Yours During Sound Check. #JackieTour

Posted by Ciara on Sunday, 24 May 2015

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  1. RihNavy May 25, 2015

    I can’t miss something I didn’t see 🙂

  2. BeyRihLiyah May 25, 2015

    it was good for Ciara standards

  3. FutureCIARA May 25, 2015

    That was FUCKKING Amazing! I am pleasantly surprised! She just keeps improving….

    • truth(nicki the reason AI is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) May 26, 2015

      Honey she sounded like yo dusty ass mammy

  4. TRUTH SERUM May 25, 2015

    Ciara did an awesome job. Let’s here the Navy’s so called queen try it. ????????

    • truth(nicki the reason AI is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) May 26, 2015

      Giiiiirl u need to stfu, she sounds a mess

  5. Cough Cough May 25, 2015

    She def has gotten a lot better vocally. You can see the growth from 2003 to now. A lot of the girls in the industry can’t say the same.

  6. Keri Qween May 25, 2015

    We don’t expect much from ciara as a vocalist so for her this was good

    • Pu$$iePopstress May 25, 2015

      at least she remembered the words. unlike ker flopson…queen of cunnnnts

      • Molly May 25, 2015


      • Keri Qween May 25, 2015

        She still can’t sing

        Keri would sing Caesar and her paper thin vocals under a table.

      • Cough Cough May 25, 2015

        @keri i Like miss hilson but her vocals are about as good as Ciara’s and live she is not strong. She’s a writer who can sing not a SANGER. So stop

      • Keri Qween May 25, 2015

        I didn’t say she was Whitney Houston but she is definitely stronger vocally than ciara

        You should see her acoustic performances that’s when she’s at her best and Ciara could never, her voice isn’t as strong

      • Black power May 25, 2015

        The disrespect.. Ciara better vocally than Keri?? That’s a joke

  7. Molly May 25, 2015

    My queen slayed. Time she starts getting her well deserved vocal recognition.

  8. Mark111 May 25, 2015


    • Keri Qween May 25, 2015


    • Stephy. May 25, 2015

      You’re such a hater.

    • Cici Da Baddest May 25, 2015

      Why are you laughing? Aaliyah could never vocally slay like Ciara.

      • Cupid May 25, 2015

        Umm that Aaliyah video was not that good. CI sounds a lot better here

  9. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 25, 2015

    Ci.. I did not like this…

  10. ciara forever May 25, 2015

    Where is Mickie mouse club house aka ghost whisperer aka tranet Jackson star spangle video? Oh wait, I forget, she doesn’t have a vocal range above a dog whistle

    • SMH May 25, 2015

      Boy sit. Janet sneezing has more vocal range than ciara.

  11. Cici Da Baddest May 25, 2015

    Janet could never

    • SMH May 25, 2015

      Never flop as bad as Ciara? You’re right.

    • Keri Qween May 25, 2015

      You should worry less about Queen Janet and more about Jacked tumbling down the charts

      At this rate it won’t even sell 50k total

      • Rosie May 25, 2015

        Does Big Bird even have a release date?
        Is it still signed at this point?

  12. ciara forever May 25, 2015

    Rihanna with her fourfive fore heads wish she could sound this good. Deepthroating and doing crack ruins ones vocal chords, as if she had any to begin with.

  13. Cici Da Baddest May 25, 2015

    Lets see Rihanna slay vocally like Ciara

    • ciara forever May 25, 2015

      She could never sis. All that deepthroating she did to get put on shot her vocal chords.

      • Molly May 25, 2015

        Y’all are dragging Rihanna ki

    • SMH May 25, 2015

      Let’s see Ciara slay album sales like Rihanna…

  14. Molly May 25, 2015

    I don’t get why the navy is so bothered because Ciara can actually slay and Rihanna can’t?

    • SMH May 25, 2015

      Yet its ciara fans that are bringing up Rihanna. Who’s really bothered here?

      • Molly May 25, 2015

        Well I haven’t. Im sorry for their ignorance.

  15. SMH May 25, 2015

    Lmao at Ciara fans calling this ‘slaying’. I bet y’all think Jackie’s sales are slaying too…

  16. gina May 25, 2015

    where is she singing this at? The basement at mcdonalds?

  17. Slay_Hive May 25, 2015

    Great job Ciara! Sounds so much better than that goat. No wonder its Stans are mad????

  18. Rosie May 25, 2015

    Pretty good.
    A mess at her having 12 million likes on Facebook yet her album probably won’t even sell 100K worldwide.

  19. Ashleigh May 25, 2015

    Wow the standards here are very low. Her breath and pitch control are horribly. There were a lot of flat moments also. I don’t get it. I’m sure she’s had a ton of vocal coaching over the years and she just can’t get it right. My ears….

  20. Pray for #R8 May 25, 2015

    She’s definitely improved…. But… she was off key at several moments. Not an opinion. She was off key. Im neutral on Ciara. I don’t like her but I don’t not like her. She is better than Rihanna though. Also, Not an opinion… Unless the navy can provide evidence of a better vocal performance from theirs truly.

    • Ashleigh May 25, 2015

      I don’t care for Rihanna but she is a much better vocalist than Ciara (when she actually tries).

      • Pray for #R8 May 25, 2015

        Show me

      • Ashleigh May 25, 2015

        That DC performance and her Grammy performance were all better than this

      • Pray for #R8 May 25, 2015

        Says who?!?!? Im just playing. I’m just a little excited because i just found out beyonce doesn’t perform live. But I don’t think those performances are better…. Because.. Those songs aren’t vocally comparable to the national anthem. Ciara didn’t do great but she hit the important notes. Example, American idol. Someone coming in being “great” singing “stay” by Rihanna is not better than someone doing a “good” job singing whitney’s “I have nothing”. But you may be on to something. I think rihanna has a “richer” voice then Ciara, but Ciara has the range.

  21. Mark111 May 25, 2015

    I get why, it’s memorial day weekend, but why post it? I mean you have singers with stronger vocals that can’t even do this song justice. Only great ones are Whitney and Beyonce’s and theirs were prerecorded. Beyoncé did it again because she was caught lip syncing and it wasn’t bad, but she had a lot of breathing in it. It’s not easy, and most can’t even get lyrics down. My point, why sing this to show that “you have range” when you don’t even put this much effort in your own songs?
    I don’t even like Aaliyah’s version because even if is pitchy, Mariah was a hot mess, 2Xtina was horrible, J Hud… You get my point.

    • Lake Erie May 25, 2015

      Lol!!! I thought I was the only one who heard the heavy breathing when Beyonce sang it a second time lol. That also proves she rarely performs live.

      • Pray for #R8 May 25, 2015

        I did not know that one performance was grounds for “proof” concerning someone who has performed __ times over the course of almost 20 years.So.. if I were to reference one flawless live performance from her, would that prove that she rarely lipsinks? If the answer is no (which it is) then you are as dumb as you sound. Make use of your brain. And what does “perform live” mean exactly? …are you talking about holograms or something? #prayfortheyouth

      • Pray for #R8 May 25, 2015

        Or maybe it’s just me. How can someone not perform… Live? Is there any other way I don’t know about? Dead? I’m so confused, I don’t know who I am anymore!?!?!?! “She rarely performs live” What!!!!!!

      • Lake Erie May 25, 2015

        You sound dumb as hell cuz you know what the f*** I meant. Don’t play on my words you ass. Anyways, like “she” said from her lips. It’s very common in the music industry btw. Now take yo delusional ass to bed or off post.

      • Pray for #R8 May 25, 2015

        Play on your words!?!?! It’s what you said!! ???????? ???????? send help. Learn how to use words CORRECTLY! booboo And you will not have this problem. D-i-c-t-i-o-n-a-r-y. Type that into google.. Woooooo praise God. “I know what you meant” gtfoh. All I did was repeat back to you what you said. It sounds stupid doesn’t it? You didn’t respond to my comments about your knowledge of proportions and ratios but that’s okay. You need to cover the basics first. I just might go to bed thanks. I’ll never forget this moment though. And for those who didn’t know: Beyoncé rarely performs live –Lake Erie

      • Lake Erie May 25, 2015

        Yup,…… ….. …..
        you’re crazy. And cool, remember. Screen shot too. I’m done with you. Night sir.

      • Beyonce rarely performs live May 26, 2015

        Crazy>>>>stupid …Sweet Dreams.

    • Stephy. May 25, 2015

      Rihanna would NEVER attempt to sing it tho. And, Whitney slayed her live version TWICE

      • Mark111 May 25, 2015

        There’s a video of Rihanna singing it at a baseball game with she first came out. I can’t find it now, but I remember seeing it years ago and she didn’t sound bad. Still not great tho.

    • Stephy. May 25, 2015

      AND! Miss Jennifer did a GREAT job. Once again, you’re a HATER.

      • Mark111 May 25, 2015

        Hoodson is loud and lack any control of her voice. Go to any church and you’ll find a J-Hud. (And it was prerecorded as well.)

  22. LB May 25, 2015

    How often does Nicki dust her awards in her Grammy cabinet?

  23. Lake Erie May 25, 2015

    Good job CiCi!

  24. LB May 25, 2015

    I mean it was decent, she had trouble hitting the high notes but it was ok.

  25. LB May 25, 2015

    For me, there have only been 1 of 2 artists who have slayed this, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce’s iPod (her live rendition was pitchy).


  26. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 25, 2015

    All I said was I did not like it and these h*** are mad. I LOVE Ciara but I did not like this performance.

    @Slay_Pedo how are you going to call anyone a goat when you look like a brown skin golum? Be gone

    • Mark111 May 25, 2015

      Slay_Pedo! I’m done.

  27. #TeamTinashe Stan May 25, 2015

    I was open to applaud Ciara for her efforts with this but watched the video and she is using backup singers….. smh. Now that makes Ciara vulnerable as a singer. And I noticed how it was very much off some parts. This is lazy! And that performance on The View was a mess too between her and the backup singers.
    HASHTAG: #LetsBeReal

  28. #TeamTinashe Stan May 25, 2015

    And who TF said Aaliyah was never a vocalist? Please don’t get SLAYED tonight.

    Since one trash infested hamster pulled out the National Anthem video already I’ll just throw this at ya.
    Never compare Aaliyah’s complex vocals to Ciara. That is straight up rude and uncalled for. Like seriously…

    • UncommonSlut May 25, 2015

      Who is the infested hamster your talking about girl? lmao kiii

    • BeyRihLiyah May 25, 2015

      your fave flopinashe looks like a hamster she looks like a rodent with her irrelevant flop ass that’s why she’s a one hit wonder

      • #TeamTinashe Stan May 25, 2015

        This special ed troll.
        Revise your whole comment please because I don’t understand how you say someone is a “One hit wonder” to you but yet your still checking on what the “One hit wonder” is doing.
        Return back to school please…..
        *sigh* smh.

  29. Mark111 May 25, 2015

    Sad cause I think Ciara has a beautiful tone, she just lack range and control. Too much air in her “high note” or belting when it should be coming from her chest, not head voice.

    • Lake Erie May 25, 2015

      Lol. Leave my baby alone. She not best but she getting there. 🙂

      • Mark111 May 25, 2015

        hahaha, but NO ONE is asking Ciara to sing. Just sing your song well (or even ok at best) while dancing your @ss off and we’ll be fine. She’s THE best dancer of our generation and top 3 of all time imo.

      • Lake Erie May 25, 2015

        Lol. You right. True s*** too.

  30. RihNavy May 25, 2015

    Smh, I came back from Slaycation to see this post is still going strong. I don’t understand the Stan wars between Rih & Ci at this point, honestly. They’re both COMPLETELY different and do two different thing. I have love for all the commenters on here, so I stay neutral but y’all HAVE to be tired of dragging each other about the same stuff with the SAME drags and the SAME receipts and YouTube videos EVERYDAY. I don’t get it.

    • Lake Erie May 25, 2015

      Aaaw, i have love for you too! Hope you enjoyed your holiday……… ….
      P.S.. i Rih a lot! The only time I may throw some pebbles towards her is when someone from the Navy is trying rock me TOUGH! And that’s RARE. But I love LOVE of course ciara!!! So I definitely feel you.

      • RihNavy May 26, 2015

        See, and you get it and I would lowkey do the same thing if someone came for Rih or Mariah, but my holiday was good! I ate a lot and then went to my neighbors man’s house. How was yours?

      • Lake Erie May 26, 2015

        Right! And LOL! O Oo, Ok! That’s what’s up huh? Ok! But Shiid, i smashed all day today. Ain’t had bbq since labor day.

  31. stop May 26, 2015

    she still trying…….

  32. RihNavy May 26, 2015

    Sooooo A$ap Rocky’s new album just came out and it slays. Make a post ASAP

  33. Stephy. May 26, 2015

    Jennifers was NOT pre-recorded. Bye Markeshia

    • RihNavy May 26, 2015

      Stephy. I found some rare Mariah s*it! My b*ssy creaaaamed. So, remember when she performed Heavenly and everyone pretty much thought she lipped the whole thing, WELLLL it turns out it was dubbed with the album track but mother did indeed sing live and VERY well, I might add!

      • Stephy. May 26, 2015

        Of-course Mariah sings live. She goes IN & OUT of lip syncing to LIVE vocals. This is the same technique Celine Dion’s been using for YEARS. Mariah has really bad NODULES on her vocals from YEARS of high notes. So, this is what DOCTORS have been telling her to do since about 1997. Mariah’s voice comes & goes… But, she acutally can still sing. Just not like her old self.

  34. RihNavy May 26, 2015

    Oh, no, I know all these things. I’ve been a fan since Daydream, watching everything closely. But I was saying all the stans on YouTube were pulling out their receipts claiming she lipped Heavenly on the ‘NBC’ special, but as of last week this UNDUBBED version was uploaded on YouTube and it’s the only on the Internet, so it’s nice to hear how close it was to the studio version. She’s such a perfectionist, but I honestly would’ve preferred her to use THAT version. ALSO, I found this!

    • RihNavy May 26, 2015


  35. Barb-wire May 26, 2015

    The one being disrespected here is Ciara for being vocally compared to that pussypopping goat Cokeanna.

    • RihNavy May 26, 2015

      I screamed at pussypopping goat. But honestly it’s thanks to her that I learned how to turn that cherry out, so I’m forever thankful.
      P.S. Nicki’s tour is cuuuute! I want to go to her Texas showing soooo bad.

      • Barb-wire May 26, 2015

        U should hun, I for one would’ve loved seeing her on the tour but… *sigh*

  36. Goldie May 26, 2015

    And Russell Wilson was sitting in the audience holding baby Future. Go on, Cici!

  37. FutureCIARA May 26, 2015

    All of a sudden you randoms are all vocal coaches now…… Funny.

  38. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money May 27, 2015

    Nice performance

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