So proudly she hailed

Zooey Deschanel takes on the National Anthem:

Allow me, please, a Marv Albert-ian YES!

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  1. John Salmon »

    24 October 2011 · 10:54 am

    The first thing I thought when I saw Zooey singing was that you’d be awfully pleased. The second thing I thought was, she’s pretty damned cute. Cute is good.

  2. unimpressed »

    24 October 2011 · 1:25 pm

    I’m impressed that she didn’t horribly mangle the song as most do.

  3. Brett »

    24 October 2011 · 3:39 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought her voice to be that low in range, but I liked it and thought it served her well with the anthem, as did the not gussying it up to showcase herself.

  4. CGHill »

    24 October 2011 · 3:45 pm

    I noted on reviewing the second She & Him album:

    Part of the charm, I think, is the fact that Zooey’s voice doesn’t seem to go with her appearance: she looks like she’d be competing with the likes of Kate Bush for sheer top-of-the-staff wispiness, but she’s actually a warm, slightly throaty alto with old-fashioned countrypolitan overtones.

    The third album, a Christmas set fercrissake, is dropping presently.

  5. Tatyana »

    24 October 2011 · 8:44 pm

    As they say in LJ parlance: +1 to John Salmon’ comment.
    Or, rather, +1/2: I only agree with his first part, as in “I immediately thought Chaz will be pleased”.
    I think she looked ridiculous, inappropriate – neither for her surrounding/occasion nor for the National Anthem. The least said about her phony doll face the better.
    The way she sang, though, surprised me. She was actually not too bad.

  6. CGHill »

    24 October 2011 · 8:52 pm

    As a person who prefers his baseball games on the radio, I can tell you that what she was wearing really wasn’t an issue — until, of course, I saw the video.

  7. Tatyana »

    24 October 2011 · 8:59 pm

    …and then – could it be that you might possibly, however partially, agree with me on the issue? wow.

    On a second listening: her breathing is not up to task. The song requires somebody with actual vocalist training; she failed the phrase endings: completely short of breath.

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