The greatest NCAA tournament ever ended with the worst rendition of "One Shining Moment".
CBS was so pleased with getting a name like Jennifer Hudson to sing its annual tournament-ending song that the network basically let her take it over. Hudson shrilly shouted the lyrics and was bizarrely shown multiple times during the montage, making "OSM" more about her than the cheesy celebration of the NCAA tournament that we all know and love.
Here's the clip. You may want to turn down your volume, lest you want Hudson's high-pitched wailing to call all the dogs in your immediate vicinity:
First off, I've changed my mind about Hudson. I wrote last month and spoke on NPR this weekend about how Hudson was a weird choice, but at least she can sing. Listening to her rendition of "One Shining Moment" has me doubting that. She has the pipes, of course, but is yelling the same thing of singing? It was the musical equivalent of a guy with a Harley loudly revving his engine just because he can.
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