Watch Jordin Sparks perform the National Anthem at this afternoon’s NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals.

Video after the JUMP…

Jordin Sparks – National Anthem:

thanks LaStupenda/Idol Forums

 
  • http://widyatarina.wordpress.com widz

    Thanks for the HD clip, MJ and LaStupenda..

    Too many runs for my taste, but Jordin looks beautiful (did she highlight her hair? haha)..:)

  • yeahyeahsure

    Good job Jordin!

  • cookcricket

    I guess she’s done this before. I am more and more impressed with her voice. LOL, I don’t think I’ve paid much attention to how this is sung before DC. I just appreciate the song. Great and beautiful job Jordin! Thanks for posting mj!

    P.S. I think I’m going to be paying more and more attention to how this is sung in the future. LOL.

  • Michelle

    Go Jordin! Her NA performance at the Superbowl last year was simply gorgeous (although I understand it was pre-recorded…nothing against Jordin since apparently they didn’t even let Whitney sing it live when she did it.) Looks like it was absolutely live this time and it was excellent :) Plus the jumping around at the end was sort of cute.

    I love DC but I have to give Jordin the edge on NA’s ;)

  • bjames

    her voice is insane!

  • Suzanne

    I wonder who’s doing it at the Super bowl this year?

    Good job Jordin.

  • Lys

    Wow.

    You know, I’ve always thought her voice was average-ish. But that was pretty sweet. Nicely done, Jordin.

  • IGetCranked

    I wonder whoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s doing it at the Super bowl this year?

    I think it’s Jennifer Hudson.

    I love Jordin’s jacket and hair!

  • serenade

    She sounded amazing. Go Jordin!

  • sunchick

    Dear stylist who finally introduced Jordin to the tailored pansuit,

    Bout damn time!

    Love, sunchick

  • http://widyatarina.wordpress.com widz

    Did she extend her hair or something? She looks beautiful!
    Whoever styled her should stay as her stylist permanently..lol :D

  • primeminister

    Wow, she looks and sounds fantastic. I agree, keep the stylist!!

  • SallyinIllinois

    You know, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always thought her voice was average-ish. But that was pretty sweet. Nicely done, Jordin.

    Nice job because almost anyone with a half-way decent voice can sing the NA. And I agree, she’s a cutey pie, but she still doesn’t do it for me vocally. She’s got a great personality though. It will be interesting to see how she transfers into adulthood, and if she gets more adult material, more challenging songs to sing.

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    jordin looked fantastic
    and i’m not american but she brought the chills with that

    great job ms Jordin Sparks :)

  • poporange

    Braught this ovr BTW do ot judge on pitch perfect—

    Jordan is a good singer and a sweet girl. The Superbowl one was good this one big thumbs down on this one .Jordan oversang the NA a bit with added vocal gynastics andgoing for the diva notes . A pet peeze diva notes and vocals gymnastics creating thier version of NA the original just fine. Seeing Jordan jumping up and down wasa bit awkard Jordan is a pro now.Just sing the song it is a football game..

    Sidenote-singing NA is a bit of a bigger deal last year Jordan because of certain cercumstances nothing to do with her singing.This year Jennifer Hudson is singing it and it is on NBC not fox hopefully no Secrest red carpet.

  • poporange

    I mean singing the NA for the Superbowl is a bit bigger deal . Jordan the circumstances it being on Fox and her dad playing for the giants in the past probably helped out.(imo not a bad thing at all really) Jenifer Hudson I am glad she is singing the NA .

  • Paula

    Beautiful voice, but too many theatrics for me.

  • IdolFanatic

    I love DC but I have to give Jordin the edge on NAà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ;)

    Yeah she and Archie are two of the few people I know who can pull this song off and do it justice. I still prefer Archie singing it the most though.

    Nice job because almost anyone with a half-way decent voice can sing the NA

    Uh no. This is not an easy song to sing at all. Halfway decent voice just won’t cut it. You need to have some major vocal chops to sing this song.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Heh. Anyone with a half-way decent voice can sing it. Now, whether or not they sing it well is a whole other story.

  • weareallinnocent

    Anyone with a half-way decent voice can sing it. Now, whether or not they sing it well is a whole other story.

    … Or, whether anyone could bear to listen… VERY difficult song to sing, imo.

    But, ditto sunchick re the stylist! Great look on Jordin, finally.

  • poporange

    delted

  • gingerly

    She sang it well but the way she sang it I don’t like. I’m one who thinks melisma in the NA in inappropriate. Just want to hear it sung straight. I think that it’s more difficult to do a beautiful rendition of the SSB sung straight than with adding all the bells and whistles.

  • mixman12

    edit: Keep your comments focused on the subject of the post, not your fellow posters

  • Trina

    I liked her Superbowl rendition better..

    Believe it or not my all time favorite Anthem done by an Idol is Anthony Fedorov when he sang it at the NY Knicks game.

  • Tess

    Go Cardinals…have a great SuperBowl!

    Jordin, being from Glendale, Arizona, was the obvious choice when it came to singing the National Anthem, both at the playoff this year and the Superbowl last year. She has an excellent instrument, gives the song meaning, and entertains the crowd, much as David Archuleta does. This song is hellish to sing, the high notes are above most everyone’s range, and the phrasing is very difficult. Kudos to anyone who sings it well , whatever the style.

    Some of the worst renditions of the National Anthem are sung by the best singers. David Cook and his brother massacered the song when they sang in Kansas City which proves how difficult this is to sing.

    Arizonans respect and admire Jordin Sparks, and I love the fact that at 19 she is doing so well in the recording industry. Her album has sold very well and her singles (duets) have seen remarkable stayability. I’m glad she is out there representing the normal girl (not the size 0 starlets who the media holds up to be the epitomy of womanhood). She is beautiful inside and out and I know she will have a much deserved successful future.

  • mary111

    I agree, this is not an easy song to sing. She did an awesome job. My husband saw this and thought it was amazing, he actually called me to ask me if I was watching it. (which I wasn’t so thanks for posting MJ).

  • lex

    She did alright. Martina McBride’s version blew Jordin’s out of the water though. But, that’s probably to be expected.

  • IdolFanatic

    She did alright. Martina McBrideà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s version blew Jordinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s out of the water though. But, thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s probably to be expected.

    Martina was better than a teenage pop singer? There’s the shock of the century.

  • IdolFanatic

    David Cook and his brother massacered the song when they sang in Kansas City which proves how difficult this is to sing.

    ROFL! I’m not sure I would say massacred. That’s a bit harsh. Watch out now…the die-hard Cookies are going to come after you :)