LUPANG HINIRANG : Ang Mawala sa Tono ng Dahil sa Iyo!!!
Allow me to channel my inner Simon Cowell:
"Karylle was out of breath, pitchy,
and appallingly underwhelming"
Manny Pacquiao turned Oscar de la Hoya
into his very special personal punching bag.
The Star Spangled Banner was also left in tatters
by that Kiesha Cole (who the hell is that R&B loser?),
ensuring a new low in National Anthem-singing
for both the Philippines and the United States.
There are no excuses for botching our national anthem.
Karylle was supposedly requested by the Pambansang Kamao
as a tribute to the greatest Pinoy boxing ref ever,
Carlos "Sonny" Padilla,
of Ali-Frazier Thrilla in Manila and
Family (di lang pang-pamilya, pang sports pa) Rubbing Alcohol fame,
and yes, the father of Zsa Zsa, Karylle's mom.
I'm sure Karylle was nervous and all,
but after she floundered on
"Ang kislap ng wat-*-wat mo'y....",
it was all Roseanne Barr from there.
(damn you, Dingdong, this is all your fault!)
And maybe Pacman was thinking that he could've done
a better job singing the anthem himself.
I move that during the Pacquiao-Hatton fight next year,
that they get back
the best national anthem singer so far,
who proudly, majestically, and almost defiantly
sang about the glories of our Bayang Magiliw
to the whole world, two years ago,
during the Pacquiao-Morales match of November 2006.
The greatest boxer in the world,
and our country, deserve nothing less.