It’s not often we’re able to give props to Hollywood types. After all, the nation has been ablaze with outrage over Beyonce’s anti-cop Super Bowl performance.
However, there was a moment that actually brought tears to my eyes, and it was Lady Gaga’s heartfelt rendition of our National Anthem. Apparently it was truly heartfelt for her too.
Liftable reports Gaga said, … “I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean,” said Gaga. They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.”
“No matter what you go through, the same as our country, that metaphor of ‘but the flag was still there’ is so powerful for me every time,” said Gaga.
“I’m really singing it from the heart and I’m also singing it very true to the way it was written because that’s when I think it sounds its most majestic.
There’s no greater honor than standing next to the Color Guard, the Flag, the Army and the Military and singing the National Anthem.”
Col. West often talks about the late Whitney Houston’s rendition from 1991 as being his favorite. I think Gaga’s may be mine. Ever since she’s morphed out of meat dresses and into gowns and duets with the likes of Tony Bennett, I’m becoming a fan.
And I certainly agree with her sentiments this time.
[Note: This article was written with hand on heart by Michele Hickford]