NFL: Aretha Franklin thrill fans with anthem performance

NFL: Aretha Franklin thrill fans with anthem performance

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At 74, music legend Aretha Franklin can still deliver a rapturous performance — and put a unique twist on a classic song.

Prior to the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving showdown at Detroit’s Ford Field on Thursday (Nov. 24), Franklin played an inspired, highly extended version of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Sporting a fuzzy Lions cap in support of the hometown team, Franklin was seated behind a grand piano and sang for approximately 4 minutes and 35 seconds.

Nearly 70 years after her family moved to Detroit when she was a little girl, Franklin earned cheers from the Lions fans — and a fair mix of praise and snark from viewers sounding off on Twitter.

Yahoo

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