Singing of National Anthems.

18 Dec

How is it that someone is hired to sing an anthem only to have the person make a total mess of it?

Doesn’t the person doing the hiring have a list of potential singers, and then have auditions to see if the candidates at least have the ability to do a rendition of the anthem that does it justice?

It seems that on Sunday some unnamed (at this stage) lady sang the national anthem at the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung (Bloemfontein) and made a total hash of it.

It seems that we as a nation just dont learn. In 2009 we all had to hear how  our national anthem was totally murdered by Ras Dumisani when he attempted a totally off-key renditioning of our national anthem.

And lets face it, we have plenty of brilliant singers in South Africa that could be called upon to do a good job of singing the anthem. Even our Springbok rugby team would do it better! 🙂

A couple of tweets sum up the general feeling of the population:

Twitter user Khaya Dlanga wrote: “That lady who led the singing of the National Anthem sang like she was a goat about to be slaughtered”, to which another replied that he was being kind to the goat


Zelda la Grange, former president Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant tweeted: “This chick can’t sing for shit! #Mangaung” haha!!! Ouch!”




Posted by on 18/12/2012 in South Africa


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4 responses to “Singing of National Anthems.

  1. Pussycat44

    18/12/2012 at 11:28

    They should have asked the Bala Brothers. Even I, with my smoke-ruined voice, could have sung better 😉

    • paul

      18/12/2012 at 12:25

      Bala Brother a good choice!

  2. Ruth2Day

    19/12/2012 at 05:07

    I suppose if you consider that the people running our country should be able to the do job they are employed to do adequately, but are not, then the singer is only following suit!? 🙂

    Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:58:09 +0000 To:

  3. 68ghia

    20/12/2012 at 09:16

    Every day our politicians come up with yet another way to make us all look stupid…
    Thanks ANC government – we enjoy looking like fools!


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