The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is turning out to be a trainwreck in a big, big way.
Besides Ted Cruz imitating Braveheart, the odal rune-shaped stage, the golden idol of Donald Trump—which in and of itself would be enough to forever mark this meeting as extremely bizarre—there was just the opening ceremony, which...well, you'll have to hear it to believe it.
Holy mother of pitch. CPAC can’t even get someone who can handle the National anthem. https://t.co/oMMrN2IVJT— steven pasquale (@steven pasquale)1614607659.0
Sailor Sabol, the young woman in the video, sings the National Anthem so far from any sort of key known to exist in music it's actually distressing to listen to.
Around "and the rocket's red glare," she goes completely off pitch, and the clip has gone viral from the sheer amount of people roasting her for it.
Transcribed the #CPAC National Anthem for you! https://t.co/k4h9JVzSZE— Rob Dietz (@Rob Dietz)1614556409.0
In all seriousness, who was that singing the national anthem at CPAC, and why did that happen? Who allowed that to happen?! Omg— Antifascist Charm School ✿ ✿ ✿ ꕤ ꕤ 🏴☠️ (@Antifascist Charm School ✿ ✿ ✿ ꕤ ꕤ 🏴☠️)1614354607.0
I am an avid watcher of bad national anthem performances because that song is a MONSTER to see. Recently added a ne… https://t.co/zP39GMWiBh— Zach (@Zach)1614547460.0
It's been explained to me that the National Anthem at CPAC was sung in the key of Q. 🇺🇸— Shelley 😷 #LincolnVoter 🎩 (@Shelley 😷 #LincolnVoter 🎩)1614567464.0
Someone who described himself as a "connoisseur" of poor performances of the National Anthem said this one certainly did not disappoint:
"This one has it all: inexplicable key changes, devastatingly flat notes, dogsh*t rhythm, strained holds, and confusion between 'or' and 'o'er.' Whose niece is this?"
CPAC national anthem proves something about politics. Not sure what, but it sure proves it.— licc bass not boots (@licc bass not boots)1614631942.0
The CPAC National anthem disaster is what happens when the GOP defunds arts education 🤡— Dr. Struggles (@Dr. Struggles)1614547118.0
This cpac national anthem is the hottest mess I’ve experienced in a long time.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Dionna Humphrey (@Dionna Humphrey)1614477022.0
My goodness the national anthem was WHOOPING that lil CPAC girl’s ASS, what she ever do to those notes?! Key change… https://t.co/VEuluNYpB5— Aaron West (@Aaron West)1614606116.0
Sabol, who has a YouTube channel dedicated to ranting about Splash Mountain and doing other wildly off-key covers of popular music such as "Popular" from the Broadway musical Wicked, is a freshman at University Of Central Florida.
In said rant about Splash Mountain, Sabol claimed changing the narrative of the ride from the highly contentious film Song Of The South toward The Princess And The Frog was destroying America.
This encompasses everything the GOP thinks freedom is about. The freedom to pick your own key! The freedom to pick… https://t.co/NAIEh051ck— 🌺Arlene Goss for Waitaki District Council (@🌺Arlene Goss for Waitaki District Council)1614562654.0
CPAC organizer: "So you're saying she's like Ivanka and Lady Gaga combined, only better?" Sailor Sabol's Agent: "U… https://t.co/zyzUWBhHPD— Frances_Larina (@Frances_Larina)1614547498.0
To the CPAC National Anthem Talent Selection Committee: What? Was Rosanne Barr already booked?— Land Snark (@Land Snark)1614552937.0
@shannonrwatts is this a parody performance ???— Simon Schama (@Simon Schama)1614560082.0
Counting by ear, there seem to be no less than 9 key changes in the end portion of the song.
Would Francis Scott Key approve?