If you ask most people who sang the best rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, most will tell you Whitney Houston without batting an eye. Not Roland Martin. During ”NewsOne Now“, Martin gave Houston her props, saying the singer was pretty good but added that her performance was not live.
He expanded the debate by asking who delivered the best performance of the song during any sports half time show. As far as Martin is concerned, Marvin Gaye tops the list in his mind.
Listen to Martin make the case for why the man known for “Sexual Healing” not only sang the best rendition of the national anthem, but “pimped it out” too.
Celebs Singing The National Anthem
1. Patti LaBelle - World Series 2008Source: 1 of 12
2. Luther Vandross - Super Bowl 1997Source: 2 of 12
3. Jennifer Hudson - Democratic National Convention 2008Source: 3 of 12
4. Brandy - Pistons vs. Grizzlies 2009Source: 4 of 12
5. Jackson 5 - 1970Source: 5 of 12
6. Marvin Gaye - All-Star Game 1983Source: 6 of 12
7. Boyz II MenSource: 7 of 12
8. Beyonce - Super Bowl 2004Source: 8 of 12
9. Tyrese - 2011Source: 9 of 12
10. Mariah CareySource: 10 of 12
11. John Legend - Warriors vs. Rockets 2008Source: 11 of 12
12. Aretha Franklin - Democratic National Convention 2008Source: 12 of 12
Whitney Houston Vs. Marvin Gaye: Who Sang The Best Star Spangled Banner? was originally published on newsone.com