Singer Victoria Zarlenga Destroys National Anthem Before USA’s Friendly vs Scotland (Video)

By Chris Wright

In which singist Victoria Zarlenga treats the record crowd at the EverBank Field in Jacksonville to an ungodly rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ before the USA’s 5-1 friendly tonking of Scotland on Saturday – wrestling the US national anthem into submission with patriotic gusto…

Technical issues with the in-ear monitors have apparently since been blamed, which would definitely make it nigh-on impossible to perform in a stadium, but we still think it’s probably time that the USMNT give Fernando ‘Pitch Perfect’ Torres a call.

Video: KICK (via 101GG)

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  1. jayjay says:

    @Anthony: Thanks for posting that. Hate to kick a someonw when they’re down….Great to see she can sing….Infact, she did hit the ‘free’ not at 1:25 in the pies vid well I thought…

  2. K says:

    good to see the lads not bust out laughing, i know i few of them were fighting back pretty hard not to

  3. Toz says:

    The American anthem is impossible to sing well, especially the last few notes where they grow impossibly high (like their debt).

  4. Jarren says:

    I lasted 22 seconds, then my ears told me to stop.

  5. Sam says:

    @Toz if you’re not italian, spanish,greek or from damn near any yurpean country other than german, then touche…. very well played
    and the american anthem was made to be sung by Whitney Houston (watch it on youtube)

  6. Sam says:

    Maybe she felt bad for the way bagpipers ruined the scottish national anthem??

  7. paul says:

    @sam the whtney houston version was a recording.

  8. Cosa says:

    Goes on a bit, the star-spangled banner. needs to be downsized for the next world cup or ill have to nap during pre match show.


    Wissen Sie nicht, dass jede menschen wer schreiben hier deutsch sind?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Even the bagpipe rendition of Flower Of Scotland was horrific. And that’s by bagpipe standards!

  10. Marcelo says:

    Hey! It’s Enrico Palazzo!!!!

  11. Victoria Zarlenga says:

    In response to this video and the comments…

    I totally hear you, this was not a good performance and I take full responsibility for it! I did not realize I would need ear buds as monitors and to block out the stadium sound delay, lack of knowledge on my part. Therefore, I had to borrow a pair from the sound crew that were too large for my ears and were popping out. Watching the video you can see that I was trying to hold the left ear bud in with my hand.

    That said, I was unable to hear myself and was only hearing the few second delay of my voice in the stadium. To add to the challenge, the fans were singing in sync with my few seconds delay. I kept hearing myself and the fans singing what I knew I had just sung a few seconds before through the whole song. That was an incredible challenge just to get through the song, trying to concentrate on finishing, let alone pitch, time, etc.

    I heard from a few fans that said the view on the Jumbotron was not in sync with what they were hearing. Apparently the TV recording and stadium sound were two separate systems – you had to be present at the stadium to see and hear the delay. This was the first time I ever experienced a sound delay. I was very disoriented with all these variables!

    I would like to share with you a previous rendition and live performance of the National Anthem from about six months ago without the technical challenges – visit this link

    Victoria Zarlenga

  12. RC says:

    Horrible rendition, but back to back world war champions.

  13. jseppe says:

    don’t worry victoria, i forgive you;)

  14. Anonymous says:

    It’s ok Victoria, do not worry. You performed beautifully and have a great voice. Care to swap email addresses?

  15. Jarren says:

    @Victoria Zarlenga: Fair play, cheers for the explanation.

  16. Anon says:

    No offence Victoria but your not a good singer at all, even the video you posted made me cringe. To think you make money and are seen as a professional singer baffles me. However you a rather pretty :).

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