Kelly Clarkson – National Anthem – World Series Game 3

Kelly Clarkson sings the National Anthem for before Game 3 of the World Series in her home state of Texas.

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Wow. That was pitch perfect and sung live. INCREDIBLE.

Watch the video after the jump.

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55 Comments

  1. Kelly sounded amazing! Oops on the 2010 American Idol introduction. LOL

  2. The big note made me forget she’s a Rangers fan. Good job Kelly!

    3-0.

  3. Wow! I had forgotten how great Kelly’s voice is. AI has launched some incredibly talented singers.

  4. Good rendition of the anthem, I still feel Ms. Carrie sings it WAY better. ;-)

    GIANTS FTW!

  5. Kelly sounded and looked great

    Rangers just hit a home run, Kelly is giving them luck early on ;)

  6. Kelly’s looking good and sounding better than ever. Amazing voice!

  7. Wow, she’s just amazing. My favorite idol rendition hands down. She has the right amount of power and finesse to make it just right. Also loved the soulful flourishes without it being a bombast fest. Yay Kelly!

  8. GIANTS JUSTIN GUARINI AND TAMYRA GRAY FTMFW!!!!!!

    You being a Ranger fan, Kelly, is whyIwannabringyadown (Sometimes I hate my Idol jokes) ;). The Rangers may possibly win this game, but this series has ALREADY GONE to the Giants. ALL I EVER WANTED in this miserable life of mine was to see the Giants win the World Series. BEHIND THESE HAZEL EYES of mine lies a world of torment that the Giants can end by winning. Now, let’s watch the BEAUTIFUL DISASTER that is the Giants winning this game.

    I just broke my nose BECAUSE OF YOU, Moreland. (No, I didn’t really break my nose, but I’m really sad).

    I hope that next year, the winner of American Idol is not only someone absolutely amazing, but someone from San Francisco who is around Kelly Clarkson’s level of amazing.

  9. Good rendition of the anthem, I still feel Ms. Carrie sings it WAY better. ;-)

    No offense but I find Carrie’s voice bland. Kelly’s on the other hand has that hint of raspiness and rock quality to it at the same time keeping that distinct female tone.

  10. Kelly did an awesome job! What a voice. I don’t think the announcers corrected the fact that she was the FIRST American Idol.

  11. Damn girl!

    That was my reaction as well!

    This might be one of my favorite Idol renditions of the NA. Just awesome.

  12. Some people wait a lifetime, for a moment like this.

    To sing the National Anthem at the World Series in your hometown.

    Not only that, but to sing it as beautiful as she did. Pure awesome. Congrats, Kelly.

  13. Texas won! Kelly must be ecstactic

    ETA: Well she is :)

    Kelly Clarkson Are you freakin kidding me?!!!!! GO RANGERS!!!!!! I’m just sayin’ I might be a good luck charm!!!!!! Oh my gosh, I was just at the first win of the Texas Ranger’s in a World Series!!!! EVER!!!!!!!

  14. A little slow in the first half but that powerful “wave” was really great. Good to know she hasn’t completely lost her voice.

  15. I usually prefer my national anthem sans melisma but I don’t mind it when it’s Kelly. Good job helping the Rangers win too!

  16. Good to know she hasn’t completely lost her voice.

    Ha! If this is a diminished capacity, then double damn Kelly!

  17. Wonder if that announcer thought he was looking at a typo or if he is dyslexic, lol

    Anyway, Kelly did an amazing job. She has an incredibly strong voice.

  18. Go Rangers!!! They’ll be wanting Kelly to sing SSB every game after tonight’s great win.

    Kelly did awesome! I can’t imagine how hard it must be to sing the National Anthem in front of your home crowd and millions around the world. She didn’t oversing it which is what so many do. Bravo Kelly!

  19. I thought it was a typically soulless Clarkson performance. She doesn’t have a very beautiful voice, and she has an irritating tendency to become shouty when she reaches for the high notes.

  20. Wow, that was pitch perfect. I loved Kelly’s rendition of the National Anthem. WTG, Kelly and the Rangers tonight. :)

  21. I thought it was a typically soulless Clarkson performance. She doesn’t have a very beautiful voice, and she has an irritating tendency to become shouty when she reaches for the high notes.

    Are you serious??? If there’s a more fitting synonym to the word “soul” it would be Kelly Clarkson.

  22. I generally prefer my anthems straight up, but if there has to be runs, this is the way to do it. It was enough to add some melody but not self-serving. Great job.

    Boo that the Giants lost :/

  23. I was at the game and Kelle, pardon the pun, knocked it out of the ballpark! She did a wonderful job and the crowd absolutely loved her. :)

    Sorry Giants fans, but Texas did blow the Series open with a big win tonight. As Ron Washington would say: “Dat’s the way baseball go …” Game 4, here we come!

  24. Fucking A! This song was MADE for runs! Without any, it sounds dull and choppy!

    Girl gave me fucking chills with that! Damn girl, you sing it! No one matches her, NO ONE.

  25. I thought it was great, but it sounded nearly exactly the same as the other videos of her singing this, You (or maybe just I) get the feeling that she’s singing the song without really thinking about what it means to her. I think that’s what Brian meant when he exaggeratedly said it was “soulless”.

  26. THAT! Was amazing!! Way to go Kelly!

    If someone is going to to do runs, this is how it is done, imo.

  27. Archie’ is a very pretty version filled with sincerity, and his tone is lovely, but his more limited range, breath control issues and lack of power keep it from being “Great”, for me. His runs? IJDK. Kelly’s version kicks total ass, for me.

  28. Archie’s is great. I love his sincerity as suenigma said above, but Kelly’s is just freaking awesome.

  29. kelly has an amazing voice and a beautiful soul but i do agree that this rendition didn’t give me chills, prob because as someone pointed out it was not soulful. still, she did a great job.
    i love adam’s rendition of the na, although he was just before AI final 3 and didn’t stretch his voice, i think he did a very tender and beautiful job.

  30. I thought it was great, but it sounded nearly exactly the same as the other videos of her singing this, You (or maybe just I) get the feeling that she’s singing the song without really thinking about what it means to her. I think that’s what Brian meant when he exaggeratedly said it was “soulless”.

    I don’t know where you got that idea but the reason why Kelly is constantly fighting her label is because she doesn’t want to be like other pop stars singing soulless music that’s only made for entertainment. She wants to sing music that means something to her and her fans. Have you heard Irvine and Sober? Yeah, she wrote the lyrics to those amazing songs like she has written the lyrics to her other songs. If there’s one thing that can be said of Kelly is that she has a close affinity to her lyrics. There’s a version of Because of You where she changed up the lyrics on the spot and she was nearly crying while singing it. So there goes your theory that she’s singing “mindlessly”.

  31. IJDK. Kelly’s version kicks total ass, for me.

    Her runs were actually what kept me from praising her more. Her voice, tone, and pitch were pretty close to flawless for me, but I thought she overdid the runs, and that got in the way of the “message” of the song for me because they seemed mechanical.

    In fact, my instant reaction was pretty close to what ShukiKato said above….

    I thought it was great, but….You (or maybe just I) get the feeling that she’s singing the song without really thinking about what it means to her.

  32. I can’t believe after almost 10 years that Kelly is introduced as an “American Idol” winner. What is up with that? The girl is a national recording star with numerous “hits”. Does AI pay for the promo announcements on these introductions?

  33. I <3 her. I don't mind the runs when it's Kelly because I'm in love with her voice– and there weren't too many, so it's cool. Yeah that intro was a lil weird tho…

  34. Reminder:

    We aren’t going to play “My Idol sings the Anthem better than your Idol” in this thread.

    Unless your Idol is Kelly Clarkson, your Idol is not the topic. Please stick to the subject.

  35. That was awesome. Any word about other Idols singing during the World Series? I’d love to hear Adam Lambert sing the NA when they go back to San Fran!

  36. what a singer. damn. i think she will, forever and always, be THE american idol. i hope we can find someone like like for season 10!

  37. I can’t believe after almost 10 years that Kelly is introduced as an “American Idol” winner. What is up with that? The girl is a national recording star with numerous “hits”. Does AI pay for the promo announcements on these introductions?

    Well, the WS is on Fox, so maybe that had something to do with it (a tie-in to the AI promo spots that started airing last night perhaps?). I don’t see what’s so wrong with it though. She will always be the first American Idol winner no matter what. She’s where she is today because of the show.

  38. She’s where she is today because of the show.

    She may have gotten her start because of AI but she is where she is at because of a great voice and hard work. C’mn they have let Justin Timberlake and Britney Spiers off of the Mousketeer hook. I just think it is a shame that these kids have to wear the robe of AI forever and ever.

  39. Kelly is awesome. It was a little sad to hear her referred to as an American Idol winner though. It’s like her Pop successes are a little forgotten. Anyway, she’s amazing.

  40. Kelly is under rated.

    You can get rid of the Gaga, Perrys and Rhiannas and stick Kelly in their spot; she can sing circles around them.

  41. Kelly is under rated.

    You can get rid of the Gaga, Perrys and Rhiannas and stick Kelly in their spot; she can sing circles around them.

    Totally agree with you!!!

  42. Kelly is under rated.

    You can get rid of the Gaga, Perrys and Rhiannas and stick Kelly in their spot; she can sing circles around them.

    Well, this is why I always doubt it when folks say, Oh, David A can do *great* at pop! — to name one of the most recent disagreements — about the Idols. Pop is *clearly* not about singing. It’s mainly about image — physical, vibe-wise, and expensively manufactured. If it were about singing, at *all*, then Kelly would run rings around all these women and more. But she doesn’t. Thus, there’s no reason to expect other Idols to be able to do so either, just because they’re attractive people and great musicians.

    Great job, Kelly. But, then, when does she not do a great job?

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