Nothing stirs up the red, white, and blue coursing through my veins faster than hearing a talented singer completely rock out “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
If it’s done correctly, it brings a tear to my eye and gives me goosebumps as I reflect on how awesome this country really is. It reminds me that despite all of the bad junk going on with our corrupt government, this nation is truly worth fighting for, and in the end, we will be victorious in restoring her to her former glory.
This is exactly how I felt when I heard this young man belt out our National Anthem with the full respect the song demands. It’s simply amazing.
But on Thursday, 12-year-old Quintavious Johnson — a contestant on the 9th season of “America’s Got Talent” — provided a beautiful rendition of the song that earned him quite a bit of praise.
Performing at the Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears, Johnson inspired the masses with a perfect delivery of the national anthem.
This is so awesome. I think we should all watch it again. Go ahead. Really. I’ll wait.
What makes this version of the song so special is that there have been so many terrible live versions sung at sporting events that each time a video gets posted of the latest one, it’s usually because someone flubbed it, not because they did a stellar job like Johnson did with the tune.
Hopefully this song will brighten your day and remind you how great America is. While things are bad, they could always be worse, so take hope. We’re fighting for freedom, and you know what? It’s a war we can actually win.