Folk and country singer Jewel gave a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Sunday for the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.
And the stylistic choice ended up not going over too well with fans.
You can check out the stripped-down version below:
.@jeweljk sings the national anthem at the greatest spectacle in racing. 🇺🇸 #Indy500
📺: NBC and @peacock pic.twitter.com/rpjuG1o2dk
— INDYCAR on NBC (@IndyCaronNBC) May 28, 2023
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Earlier in the month, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles announced Jewel was selected for the honor.
“For over a century, we’ve gathered at IMS to salute our nation’s military heroes, and the national anthem performance is a tradition that reminds us all of their sacrifice and bravery,” Boles said in a May 19 news release.
“Jewel’s rendition will be a memorable and moving experience for fans at the track and watching from home on NBC,” and that rang true with many taking to social media afterward to give their opinions on it.
Do you find the way she sang the national anthem to be disrespectful?
Yes: 86% (12 Votes …