John Legend is able to incorporate the perfect amount of soul into any song he sings, whether he wrote it or not. This we know. He is also allowed to do that to any song because he has the voice of an angel, but if the voice of an angel could be bottled up and mixed with smooth molasses. Tonight, he unleashed that voice on a national audience by performing the National Anthem ahead of Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. As could be expected, it was a slow and – dare we say – sexy version of our country’s signature song. Should the National Anthem be sexy? John Legend scoffs at that question and does it anyway, and people online couldn’t get enough of the performance.
How did John Legend just turn a song about a naval bombardment in the War of 1812 into a song you can make a baby to
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) June 3, 2016
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— Amara Baptist (@ABaptist27) June 3, 2016