The Voice: Cubs' national anthem singer "shines" Thursday

The Voice: Cubs' national anthem singer "shines" Thursday

April 11, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Nina Falcone

It's been an odd couple of days for the Cubs.

First, a goat head was anonymously sent to Wrigley Field.

Then, prospect Jorge Soler was involved in a bench-clearing incident at Class-A Daytona.

The trend continued Thursday, as the Cubs' pregame ceremony included a rather... special version of the national anthem. Just take a listen for yourself.

Today's gem has us thinking back to some of the most memorable renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" performed at sporting events.

Who can forget nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis' "uh-oh" national anthem prior to the start of a Bulls-Nets matchup in 1993. Or how about Rosanne's classy version at a 1990 Padres game.

A much more heartwarming moment occurred before the start of a 2003 NBA playoff game between the Blazers and Mavericks. Portland head coach Mo Cheeks gave a classy assist to Natalie Gilbert, who was in tears after she forgot the words in the middle of the song.

It would be a slip-up if we failed to recall the young woman who forgot the words, then fell on the ice during her rendition at a hockey game between Canada and the United States.