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Is This the Worst Performance of the National Anthem Ever? [VIDEO]

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Hearing a rousing rendition of the National Anthem can conjure up feelings of patriotism and maybe even bring a tear to your eye. This performance, however, might cause you to tear up for other reasons.

Before a recent MLS soccer match between Dallas and Los Angeles, the announcer welcomed 11 year-old singer and songwriter Harper Gruzins to sing the Star Spangled Banner. The first couple of notes sounded as though she was attempting to emulate Christina Aguilera, and things went downhill from there. Most grueling about this performance is the fact that it is just under 3 minutes long – nearly double the amount of time it normally takes to sing the song.

While she wasn’t quite as bad as a performance Roseanne Barr once offered, it is certainly up there.

Watch Harper Gruzins Sing the National Anthem

Again, I realize she is only 11. She did manage to remember the words, unlike so many others. At the same time, here’s a 9 year-old who hit her performance out of the park. Just saying…

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