How often do you see everyone — from major celebrities to the most unknown of singers — totally screwing up the Star Spangled Banner?? All the tiiiiiiiime!
We feel like this is because everyone just assumes they know it, as they've been singing it for years and have heard it since they were very very little. This is an awful mistake, and one that Alicia Keys WILL NOT make! Ha!
"I'm really excited about it, I can't even lie. I have to rehearse it totally, as if it's a brand new song, because it is actually a brand new song in the style that I'll deliver it. I'm actually rehearsing it like a maniac."
We're a little worried that she's changing the style of it.
While we might enjoy a little revamp, we know we've heard countless others complain about anyone taking any liberties with the tune. It's almost a sacred thing to some!
In the end, as long as she remembers the lyrics and it sounds beautiful, we could care less about it's traditional style!
Good luck, Alicia! We can't wait for you… and of course, Destiny's Child!
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