Most memorable renditions of the National Anthem

(Roger Sayles)

It's a time-honored tradition that signals the start of any major sporting event-- the National Anthem. 

Some performances are better than others, as each artist who sings the Star-Spangled Banner brings their own flair to it. 

This year's version from Anthony Hamilton was no exception, and the singer-songwriter had the home of the Hornets buzzing with different opinions across the board. 

In case you missed it, you can watch here, along with some of the most memorable renditions performed over the years. 

Anthony Hamilton

Fergie

Marvin Gaye

Carl Lewis

Whitney Houston