Watch: T-Pain Performs US National Anthem – Without Autotune

Published: Tuesday 1st Sep 2015 by Sam

Though not flying atop of the charts these days, T-Pain once dominated the Urban-Pop landscape with what seemed – at the time – like an endless list of hits.

As most will recall, it was his unique use of auto-tune that served as his main selling point.

It caught many off-guard, then, when the singer was tapped to perform the US National Anthem at the LA Dodgers game last night.

Interestingly, he ditched his vocal trademark and tackled the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ with a more traditional approach.

Wonder how he did? The answer awaits below — and you may be surprised.

Granted this was by no means a Whitney or Mariah, T turned in a commendable effort.

Some of the notes were strangled and strained, but Mr Pain still gets an A for effort. It’s not as if many male artists are brave enough to try their hand at the track. And even when they do, the results more often than not are shocking. Just ask Jamie Foxx.

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  1. The Great Lacefronce. September 1, 2015

    Much better than Citranny!

    • #JACKIE September 1, 2015

      #R(IP)8 ain’t coming sis. Ciara stays on your brain. She thanks you for the free promo. Muahhhh????

      • Rihanna’s biggest fan September 1, 2015

        Girl Will you shut up and find a way to turn your EBT FOOD STAMPS into cash so you can buy that flop ass Jackie

        Bye b****!

      • #JACKIE September 1, 2015

        B**** your fav still has no album release date 8 months later. You can’t say s*** to me.

      • The Great Lacefronce. September 1, 2015

        After 4 months has Jackass gone plastic?

      • #JACKIE September 1, 2015


      • Rihanna’s biggest fan September 1, 2015

        I about to drag you back to c errors career grave cause her career done died 5 plus years ago you silly stupid goofy delusional ass turtle in the face looking bitchh

        In 2 years Jackie will still not even move more units than music of the sun you better take all that change you got under your couch and buy the s*** out that album cause your fave is doing worse than nicki minaj who’s only real talent is shaking her ass. Ooop

      • Faf September 2, 2015

        If her career is dead where is Rihanna’s 😆
        She bout to have more money that that h** too
        She and Russell’s are meeting w marriage attorneys

  2. Rihanna’s biggest fan September 1, 2015

    He look fine he can get in this booty raw all day

    • #JACKIE September 1, 2015

      Typical a*** navy member

  3. JanStan September 1, 2015

    Loved the uncomfortable golf claps at the beginning lol. He did his thing though.

  4. Stephy September 1, 2015

    That was interesting… Very, interesting. Decent Job, T Pain.

    • danyboo September 2, 2015


      • Lake Erie September 2, 2015

        I agree

  5. toohotfortv September 1, 2015

    He definitely tried it. I’ll give him that.

  6. Royalkev September 1, 2015

    There were a few flaws, but I’m impressed with his vocal power. I never thought he had any before. This makes me think more of him.

  7. What now September 1, 2015

    Surprised tf out of muah. Pretty good. Wat happened 2 him tho?

  8. eric September 1, 2015

    With some vocal training in pitch control, he could have a really great singing voice. It’s sad that he’s wasted his potential all this time.

  9. Liam September 1, 2015

    T-pain could sing his ass off …if you listened to some of the tracks off his first two albums people would know just the auto-tune was just his signature thing

  10. OMG Logic!!! September 1, 2015

    What kind of hocus pocus? All this time he could have been singing instead of releasing all that auto tune nonsense.

    • Jay September 2, 2015

      He had to stand out some type of way………..

  11. Teflon Boy September 1, 2015

    Ahh he actually has a lovely voice. Whatever you think of his voice he sounds like he listened to a lot of quality singers growing up such as Luther etc. agreed he shouldn’t be complacent and should continue (or get) voice lessons and coaching but gosh he can indeed sang. I’d love to hear an Aloe Blacc style project from him

  12. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 1, 2015

    “Uh, he in love with a ghetto girl. He said he want(ed) peace like Meta World….he aint messing with them regulars. I’m a let him touch it if he playing with some inches…..miniskirt flow”

    I stan so hardfor this song! Let it be her next single and first hot 100 #1. Might get a grammy nom too.

    “Where they at gyal dem?”

  13. Mark111 September 1, 2015

    “Granted this was by no means a Whitney or Mariah”
    Umm, when have Mariah EVER did a great job on the NA? See, people love to put that name next to Whitney, as if they were equal vocally, but in fact MC only have like 4 “great” vocal performances and they were before Clinton was president.

    • Stephy September 2, 2015

      She has MANY MANY concerts full of great vocal performances, sit down maggot.

  14. TheElusiveLamb September 1, 2015

    This was really good. I would like to listen to a Luther Vandross-esque ballad from him without all of the heavy decibels of autotune and etc. I think it would a nice look for a comeback.

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