I rarely watch sports on TV and when I do, its usually golf or figure skating.
And, if I do have a sports event on, I'll usually mute the TV for the anthems. I can't stand the bastardized versions that pop singers render.
I made an exception last night when I heard that Joyce DiDonato was to sign the American anthem at the start of Game 7 of the World Series.
I'm glad I did:
I didn't like that high note she snuck in at the end which was both unnecessary and sounded slightly off-key to me. Other than that, I liked the performance and don't agree with most of the commenters on the video clip.