Broadway star Idina Menzel sang the national anthem prior to kickoff at Super Bowl XLIX, her first large-scale performance since a much-critiqued appearance on Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
So, Internet: How’d she do?
“The Star Spangled Banner” — like “Let It Go,” the Frozen ballad Menzel helped make a hit — has some tricky vocal passages. As such, the spectrum of past sports-related renditions of the song ranges from angelic (like Whitney Houston’s 1991 Super Bowl opener) to god-awful (Roseanne Barr at that 1990s San Diego Padres game comes to mind): Where do you think Menzel falls?
We know the game has just started, but let the armchair quarterbacking begin! Watch the video above, grade Menzel’s performance via the poll below, then hit the comments to elaborate.