Even though she sang the National Anthem and played the piano while doing it, Alicia Keys is the second person in just a few weeks to go through some scandal over the Star-Spangled Banner. Usually we stand as the Anthem is being sung, but obviously because she was playing a white grand piano, Alicia sat down the entire time and some people are saying that this was a sign of disrespect. Now, the video of Alicia singing has been blocked by the NFL, and some are saying it’s because they don’t want to hear any negativity about her sitting through the song.
An unnamed morning show producer told the Huffington Post:
“It was disrespectful. They had enough time and manpower to think of this before the performance. They could have had her stand at her piano keyboard and sing. To me and a lot of my friends, she sounded great but the visual was wrong.”
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The NBA just announced that she is slated to perform at the 2013 NBA All Star game during halftime on February 17th. Ne-Yo will sing during player introductions while John Legend will sing the national anthem.