Is this the worst national anthem ever sung at a sporting event? Pop star Conan Gray gets HAMMED by baseball fans after ‘incredibly bad’ rendition of the Star Spangled Banner
- YouTube singer Gray has more than 21 million monthly listeners on Spotify
- Star Spangled Banner performing at baseball’s Home Run Derby in Los Angeles
- Star was met with insult after insult online following his “clay-deaf” rendition
YouTube singer-turned-pop-star-turned-pop-star Conan Gray has dismayed baseball fans by delivering what many say is one of the worst national anthems ever heard at a major league game.
The 23-year-old star was slammed on social media shortly after singing the Star Spangled Banner at MLB’s Home Run Derby event at Dodgers Stadium The angel on Monday.
Fans blasted him for spinning in an off-pitch, off-key effort that had many struggling to hit the mute button on their remotes.
The pop star’s ear-splitting performance has been compared to other car-crash versions of the Star Spangled Banner, like Fergie’s infamous appearance at the 2018 NBA All Star Game
Gray’s rendition was quickly compared to other car crash versions of the anthem, including Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie’s horrific performance at the 2018 NBA All Star Game, which was so poor that basketball superstar Steph Curry burst out laughing.
He even drew comparisons to actress Roseanne Barr’s willfully horrible effort at a 1990 San Diego Padres baseball game, where she was booed so hard she plugged her ears before spitting on the pitcher’s mound.
Gray may boast more than 21 million monthly listeners on Spotify, but baseball fans didn’t let that stop them as they pelted him with insult after insult.
“I don’t know who TF Conan Gray is but these were the five worst national anthem renditions I’ve ever heard,” wrote Patrick Sheldon.
Zachary Krueger called for “a congressional committee to look into who picked the singer for the national anthem in the Home Run Derby,” while commentator Darren Rovell tweeted, “There are so many great singers in this country it’s almost impossible to say bad its a national anthem.’
‘1.) Who is Conan Gray? 2.) He may be the worst national anthem singer of all time. Good God,” added Matt Williams.
“Bro, I think Conan Gray is unmusical. That national anthem was just as bad as Fergie’s,” tweeted Jake Riegel.
Gray, who appeared on America’s Today Show on June 26, was branded the “worst national anthem singer of all time” after his performance
However, Gray’s fans have jumped to his defense on social media, pointing out that the tune “wasn’t even his singing style,” claiming the performance was a “set-up” meant to make him look bad, and reiterating their belief that he ‘actually CAN sing’.
After watching the anthem, viewers saw Washington Nationals star Juan Soto win the derby for the first time, defeating Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez to become the second youngest winner of the event.