WATCH: Brian McKnight Sings Amazing National Anthem Before NFL Playoff Game
Brian McKnight sang the national anthem before Saturday’s NFL playoff game between the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think!
His rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” made such a positive impression on viewers, not only did his own name start to trend on Twitter — so did Wayne Brady’s. (Apparently, a lot of people were confused and thought Brady was doing the honors.) Even some of the players seemed to really get into it, as you can see in the clip below.
The critically acclaimed R&B singer made waves back in 2012 with a much different kind of anthem. McKnight recorded an X-rated track as a thank-you tribute to an adult video portal. We won’t get into the specifics, which you can hear here, but it was quite the song. When he faced backlash over his sexually explicit lyrics, McKnight took some not-so-subtle jabs at performers like Chris Brown and R. Kelly.
We prefer his “Star-Spangled Banner” to that previous anthem. Check out the video of Brian McKnight singing the national anthem below. How do you think he did?