I'm not a rugby fan. I'll be the first to admit that. However, I do take pride in my country, and when a singer totally botches my country's national anthem, I don't know if I want to laugh my head off, or run and hide.
Crystal Collins, American singer, was invited to sing the New Zealand national anthem at a rugby game between New Zealand and England in Denver. The results... Where does one even begin?
She butchered the Maori language, which is horrible within itself, but the English verse... What the...? It was so out of time, and didn't even follow the melody. I have no idea what she was singing, but it wasn't God Save New Zealand.
I decided that in response to this horrible rendition, I needed to actually sing for you what the New Zealand national anthem really sounds like. I might not be the best singer in the world, but trust me, that song really isn't that hard. Take a listen.