Remember that scene in The Neverending Story where Atreyu anxiously watches a brave knight attempt to cross the pass that's guarded by those two statues with gigantic boobs, only to see the knight get vaporized by lightning bolts that shoot from the statues' eyes? Atreyu wants the knight to make it through, but knows that's probably not going to happen.
That's exactly how I feel when I watch someone try to sing the National Anthem at a Thunder game. I get all nervous and want them to succeed and make it through the entire song unscathed, but before the singer grabs that mic and belts that first note, I know it's probably not going to end well.
Anyway, I bring all that up because Meg Alexander performed the National Anthem at last night's Thunder game. The people at KFOR were very proud:
Meg Alexander open the Thunder game with the National AnthemNewsChannel 4′s Meg Alexander was asked to perform the National Anthem at tonight’s Thunder versus the Mavericks NBA basketball game.She stood in front of thousands of fans at the Chesapeake Arena and did an excellent job of singing our National Anthem.Meg is no stranger to singing having performed in many musicals and other vocal performances.
That's cool. But don't take the 12-year-old intern at KFOR's word for it, watch it for yourself:
You know what, I'm going to take the high road on this one. This is for a couple of reasons:
1. I kind of like Meg Alexander in a drunk soccer mom at Flip's type of way.
2. Unlike Atreyu, I don't have the courage to try the same feat. After the knight was vaporized, Atreyu then made it through the pass because he had "confidence" and the statues' had really bad aim.
See what I mean. Those boobs are huge!
Anyway, all dated movie references aside, congrats to Meg Alexander for having the lady balls to sing the hardest song in the world. Hell, Emily Sutton even struggled with it and she's Emily Sutton: