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The Star-Spangled Banner took from 1812 to 1931 to become our national anthem.
The lyrics come from a poem written by Francis Scott Key more than a century before, “Defence of Fort McHenry.” He’d spent a night toward the end of the War of 1812 hearing the British navy bombard Baltimore, Maryland. 196 more words
As various established artists over the years have proven, singing The Star-Spangled Banner at a sporting event is no easy task! Not only does the song have an outrageous range, but the lyrics can prove deadly. 94 more words
Idina Menzel performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., tonight. The “Let It Go” singer joins a long list of stars who’ve performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the game, including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, and, last year, opera singer Renée Fleming.