#NBAFinals2019: Canadian Basketball Fans Say Alessia Cara is Better Singer Than Fantasia

Published: Sunday 2nd Jun 2019 by Rashad

Basketball fans who tuned in for tonight’s NBA Finals to see the Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors didn’t know they’d be treated to a pre-show battle of sorts as viewers at home took to Twitter to weigh in on if Grammy winners Alessia Cara or Fantasia delivered the more rousing rendition of their respective home countries’ national anthems.

Fannie kicked off the ceremony with a stirring interpretation of the ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ almost taking onlookers to church by its fiery end.   Cara, who had the home field advantage as the game was held at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, had the crowd singing in unison as she extended the mic out to encourage them to assist her cute version of  ‘O, Canada.’

The respective renditions ignited debate on who was better.  Polls revealed Canadian viewers said Cara left Fannie in the dust.  Watch both inside and weigh in:

‘O, Canada’ at 2:26

Canadian fans weigh in:

[main photo source: Getty Images]

Needless to say, support for the ‘American Idol’ alum erupted.  See highlights below:


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  1. Faf June 2, 2019

    Delusional and colorist bc Fantasia is a Grammy winner as well and will sing the Latina under the table

    • Jasmine June 3, 2019

      Who cares what these twitter users think? Why e an article about this nonsense? The REAL story is the Canada Raptors got they ass beat by the Golden State Warriors in a close game!

    • Blaine Kelley June 3, 2019

      Don’t give this white cultural vulture NO CREDIT Alessia Cara is a white woman (Italian specifically) trying to do the Arianna Grande thing and pass as WOC to get some edge and cred, but she’s just plain mayo.

  2. Fancy BISH June 2, 2019


    • WIll_xo June 3, 2019


  3. One Nation June 2, 2019

    Canadians also don’t like seasoning in their food. Fantasia brings all the flavor!

    • eric June 2, 2019


    • Truth Dot Com June 3, 2019

      Fantasia will spice up ya life for sure!

      I like both women.

      But we all know Alessia Cara could NEVER win Canadian IDOL let alone American IDOL!

      Why are we entertaining nonsence?

  4. Banks no tyra June 2, 2019

    Alessia is way better then some dang on Fantasia, and Jennifer Hudson won season 3 American idol

    • Lanafan1 June 2, 2019

      What?! Fantasia sings better. And she and Jennifer weren’t on the same season

      • MissGuided June 2, 2019

        They were. Jennifer placed 6th or 7th.

    • Jasmine June 3, 2019

      Alessia cannot sing. Fantasia is a real singer.

    • Truth Dot Com June 3, 2019

      FACTS are FACTS America AND Canada!!!!

      You think Jennifer wasn’t on the Same season as Fantasia…..check the Facts!
      Jennifer did lose because she hadn’t quite came into her own until Dream Girls.
      Fantasia won IDOL, Jennifer won an Oscar, and all three women have at least 1 Grammy!


  5. Gee June 2, 2019

    I understand standing for your own but Fantasia is in another league which is why she needed audience participation while she sung.

  6. Blaque June 2, 2019

    That’s funny cause I have never heard of this Alessia person But she sang Fantasia under the table please!!!!

  7. Bravo!!! June 2, 2019

    Alessia didn’t even sing the whole song

  8. MissGuided June 2, 2019

    Lol. Do your research trolls. Fantasia is also a critically acclaimed Grammy Award winner with a 15 year career under her belt. Alessia has a cute voice, but she’s a 1 1/2 hit wonder.

  9. ENJSSjsjsbsbhshshsisi June 2, 2019

    Well goddamn it u didn’t even give a video to show the contrast wowowwowokkwkkw. Ur a c***

  10. Interac June 2, 2019

    Alessia dropped the ball! The motherf*cking basketball!! FOH!! She let the crowd do it for her. Wtf?!

  11. GG June 3, 2019

    First of Alessia asked for crowd participation throughout the song and Fantasia sung all the way through! I’m beating whoever a** who says she out sung Fantasia ! All y’all do is gas up white people and down the black girls and I’m sick of it!

  12. Rihanna the King!! June 3, 2019

    That Canadian b**** needed crowd participation! Fantasia held back she could have took them all to church. Fantasia blew ole girl away PERIODT

  13. Mateo June 3, 2019

    Alessia sang a percentage of the song! They just love it because the audience actually got to hear themselves sing, lol

  14. MsBrazil June 3, 2019

    Who cares wtf Canadians have to say tho

  15. Oh Well June 3, 2019

    Wow the racism on here is just disgusting. But at least it shows you who’s racist on here.

    • thry June 3, 2019

      there’s no one more racist than those who cry of being victims of racism

  16. Patthepuss June 3, 2019


  17. Keishana June 3, 2019

    Fantasia’s voice has that little something special to it. She brings something special to each song she sings “I love her. Alessia has a very pretty voice as well. I won’t say much, because I really don’t like pitting two singers against one another. But, Fantasia was very self-constrained during this song. She could have gone so much further.

  18. 2bad2bme June 3, 2019

    And it’s people like that who are the reason these lack luster singers are topping the charts and winning all the awards.

  19. thry June 3, 2019

    what the f*** is a Fantasia? don’t know her. she’s a nobody

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