NFL Draft 2020: Harry Connick Jr sings the national anthem, fans say he made it sound like a 'Christmas carol'
The NFL Draft 2020 will be spread across seven rounds in the span of three days. It commenced at 8 pm ET on April 23 and will continue till 12 pm ET on April 25
Was that the national anthem that Harry Connick Jr performed at the NFL Draft 2020, or was it a Christmas carol? Here's what fans think.
The current coronavirus pandemic has surely brought upon some changes around us. For the first time in history, the NFL Draft is being held online, instead of its usual location.
With the lockdown in place and each of us confined to our own homes, it has resulted in some groundbreaking decisions. Though it is not yet known if this pandemic will simmer down in time before the NFL season begins, we still hold on to hope and are optimistic that we might get to have a normal season.
The NFL Draft 2020 will be spread across seven rounds in the span of three days. It commenced at 8 pm ET on April 23 and will continue till 12 pm ET on April 25. At the very start, they got Peyton Manning to talk about football and hope. Roger Goodell, who is also working from home, started off by saluting everyone who is fighting against the pandemic.
Following this, was the performance of the national anthem by Harry Connick Jr. Playing the piano, he sang a jazzy version of the Star Spangled Banner. Watching him perform the national anthem, fans on Twitter compared it to the Christmas carol, affirming that's what it sounded like.
Taking to Twitter a fan wrote, "@HarryConnickJR is the only person that can make the #NationalAnthem sound like a Christmas Carol. #NFLDraft2020." Adding to that another said, "Is it just me or did that national anthem feel like Christmas #NFLDraft2020 #NFLTwitter."
"Sounds like there were dying Christmas carolers doing the backup vocals in the wrong key during that National Anthem. #NFLDraft2020," a fan said. While another added, "Only Harry Connick Jr could make the National Anthem sound like a Christmas song. #NFLDraft2020."
"Somebody said that was the Christmas version of the National Anthem #NFLDraft2020," a fan shared. Another said, "I’ve never heard the national anthem performed like a Christmas carol. Bizarre, but kinda nice, @HarryConnickJR . #NFLDraft2020."
"Why does the national anthem sound like a Christmas song!? Lol #NFLDraft2020," a fan wrote.