POISON singer-turned-reality-TV-star Bret Michaels served as the Ford 400 Grand Marshal at NASCAR's series-crowning Ford Championship Weekend on Sunday, November 21. In addition to starting the 43-car field for the 2010 Sprint Cup Championship finale, Michaels "honored" America prior to Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway by singing the national anthem. However, since Bret apparently couldn't hit any of the high notes, he had a local singer named Nanette Molina perform the song with him.
Audio and video footage of Bret's rendition is available below.
AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's May 27, 2001 version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 85th Indianapolis 500 — where he came under criticism after he replaced "home of the brave'" with "home of the Indianapolis 500" — recently made Billboard magazine's "10 worst national anthem performances ever."
Tyler immediately apologized and reaffirmed his patriotism after the incident.
Billboard magazine's "10 worst national anthem performances ever":
01. Kat DeLuna, 2008
02. Roseanne Barr, 1990
03. Michael Bolton, 2003
04. Scott Stapp, 2005
05. Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, 2006
06. Jesse McCartney, 2009
07. Steven Tyler, 2001
08. R. Kelly, 2005
09. Keri Hilson, 2010
10. Josh Groban and Flea, 2010
The entire article, including clips of all the above-listed performances, can be found at Billboard.com.
Bret Michaels singing national anthem (audio):
Bret Michaels singing national anthem (video):