Aretha Franklin Turns The U.S. National Anthem Into A Stunning 5-Minute Performance

Aretha Franklin delighted football fans on Thanksgiving Day with a lengthy performance of the American National Anthem.

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While taking the microphone at the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions holiday game at Michigan’s Ford Field, the 74-year-old soul icon, who wore a floor-length mink coat and Detroit Lions toque, sang a five-minute version of the National Anthem amid a cheering crowd.

While past performers at the Super Bowl have reportedly sung the National Anthem in approximately two minutes, Franklin took her sweet time hitting every note of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. And as expected, many fans later took to Twitter to express their joy.

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Meanwhile, other viewers chose to poke fun at the length of Franklin’s performance, including Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, Jameson Taillon.

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