A singing group called Madison Rising, who refer to themselves as “America’s most patriotic rock band,” performed the National Anthem before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona on Saturday. We are not exaggerating when we say it may have been the worst rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner we have ever seen at a sporting event.
The performance started out relatively normal, with the first minute or so sounding like your average National Anthem clunker. At about the 1:25 mark of the video above, you will likely have no idea what the hell you’re listening to.
That had to have been a joke right? For a second there I literally thought I was watching a “Saturday Night Live” skit and there was going to be a punchline. Their Wikipedia page was updated accordingly shortly after the disaster.
You’re off the hook, James Taylor. Your World Series flub looks fantastic when you compare it to Madison Rising.