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Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 3:48AM EST
In defense of Fergie's National Anthem: What if her performance was actually good?
"When offered anything that dares to be different, social media actively worked to uphold orthodoxy," Jesse David Fox says in defending Fergie. "Experimentation in general is a good thing, and it can be an exceptional thing when it happens in such a public forum. Fergie’s performance was not a failure of conception or execution, but expectation. Because even if her rendition wasn’t perfect, the reaction to it definitely will dissuade the next artist with a strange idea to try it on national television."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel had no idea his reaction to Fergie's National Anthem was broadcast on TV
“I didn’t realize I was on camera – but then my phone started just buzzing with text after text and I was like ‘Oh, I think I might have been on camera,’” he said, adding that he was smiling because he likes the National Anthem. ALSO: Oprah to visit Kimmel on Thursday.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Ranking the worst National Anthem performances in history: Fergie is No. 3
Billboard's list ranks Fergie's National Anthem below Roseanne Barr's controversial performance from 1990.
Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
Fergie apologizes for her much-derided National Anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” she said after nearly a day of being mocked on Twitter for Sunday's unusual anthem performance. “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”
- Watch Fergie being unsure about her National Anthem rendition in rehearsal footage
- Roseanne Barr dissed Fergie's anthem: "I think mine was better"
- In defense of Fergie: At least her intentions were pure
- Is a bad National Anthem better than no National Anthem?
- Kevin Hart's All-Star Game opener was also hated on Twitter
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 2:38PM EST
Fergie named host of Fox’s The Four singing competition
The former Black Eyed Peas singer and solo artist will helm The Four: Battle for Stardom, joining panelists/fellow artists ”Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, as well as producer Charlie Walk. Fergie performed on Fox just last night, during the Miss Universe pageant.