Best Renditions of the Star Spangled Banner at a Sports Event by a Female Singer

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The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho - Thanksgiving Day, Detroit 2013

Gobsmacked the announcers at the Thanksgiving Day game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions in Detroit, 2013 - BobG

I'm not an American, but the amazing Jackie Evancho made me choke up and feel proud OF America.

This simple a-cappella presentation by the purest of voices lets the meaning and importance of the words shine through. - Trancas

The only thing good about that game, was Jackie and her melting like butter voice. I had to listen to it again after the game just to feel better after my team stunk up the place.

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2 Sara Evans - World Series 2015 game 2
3 Jackie Evancho - NHL Winter Classic 2011

She is beautiful for an 11-year-old. - DynastiNoble

4 Renee Fleming - Super Bowl, 2014
5 Jackie Evancho - Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2010

Hey, guys! This is a sing-along! That's how she sings it! And because of that, we get to think about the words! Not some fractruraization of the the intent of the song with grace notes that no one really wants to hear,. Oh, and she happens to have the purest voice on the planet. No brag. Just fact.

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7 Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl 2008
8 Martina McBride - World Series 2004
9 Whitney Houston - Lakers game/Jabbar retirement, 1988

She has always been a favorite, plus her energy during this performance is real, and very patriotic.

Young, vibrant Whitney at her very best.

The fact that this isn't number 1 is sickening. Stop riding Jackie evancho. - anewman

10 Jackie Evancho - Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2016

Jackie returned to PNC Park after 6 years and boosted the home team to victory. - BobG

The Contenders

11 Demi Lovato - Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks, 2008
12 Lady GaGa - Super Bowl 2016
13 Whitney Houston - Superbowl 1991

This national anthem without a doubt is the most rememberable one. Her singing flowed amazingly, and she sung in A DEAD MICROPHONE. This woman may rest in peace

Yes, the microphone was dead because she was lip-synching.

14 Jackie Evancho - NFL Steelers vs. Colts 12-6-15

Jackie Evancho is the best because she doesn't try to make it into a Pop song. She doesn't scream or yell the notes louder to be more impressive. She powers into her notes and sings them correctly. She does a 2 second octave jump on the word free for emphasis without overdoing it. Most importantly she does not try to make it about her singing or talent. ALL other singers are there to impress people with how great they are as singers. Watch as Jackie finishes her singing of the National Anthem. She does not say "thank you", raise her arms, or even take a bow. She is there to lead the audience in the singing of a song that represents our country.

NBC decided that a title sequence and a commercial were more important than the Marine Color Guard presenting the flag, and the singing of The Star-spangled Banner - particularly in these difficult times when a reminder of what we have in this country might make us stop and think what we would be were we to lose it. Luckily it was made available by the local television station, and can be seen on YouTube. - Trancas

15 Zendaya - NFL Steelers vs. Ravens, 11 - 28 - 13
16 Whitney Houston - Inaugural WNBA Game 1999
17 Zooey Deschanel - World Series 2011
18 Alicia Keys - Super Bowl 2013
19 Aretha Franklin - NFL Lions vs. Vikings, Thanksgiving Day 2016
20 Jessica Sanchez - NBA Finals 2012
21 Carrie Underwood- Super Bowl 2010
22 Idina Menzel - Super Bowl 2015
23 Kelly Clarkson - World Series game 5 2017
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Top Remixes

1. Jackie Evancho - Thanksgiving Day, Detroit 2013
2. Jackie Evancho - NHL Winter Classic 2011
3. Renee Fleming - Super Bowl, 2014
Trancas
1. Demi Lovato - Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks, 2008
2. Jackie Evancho - Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2016
3. Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl 2008
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