Canadians Really Didn’t Like Nelly Furtado’s Version of ‘O Canada’ at the All-Star Game

We were left in a state of perplexity two weeks ago when it was announced that Sting – instead of, say, Drake – was going to headline this past weekend’s NBA All-Star game halftime show.

Perhaps what we should really have wished for was that Drake perform our national anthem, an honour bestowed upon and subsequently sullied by Nelly Furtado.

Furtado chose to take her rendition of ‘O Canada’ some sort of chopped and screwed route, slowing it down to an un-singalong-able pace:

Two things: the flute was excellent; and at 1.5x speed, it’s actually pretty decent.

Most Canadians, however, were not so pleased with the creative liberty Furtado expressed in singing the anthem, as was evident by reaction on social media:

Ouch. Obviously Mr. Wilbon hasn’t heard this.