Katharine McPhee Sings The National Anthem — Gorgeous or Too Showy? (VIDEO)

Credit: E! News

You'd never know it from all the videos out there mocking stars for messing up the lyrics or hitting sour notes, but "The Star-Spangled Banner" can occasionally be done justice.

Just listen to American Idol runner-up and Smash star Katharine McPhee show the world how it's done in a performance Tuesday, July 3 in NYC in honor of Tide's "My Story. Our Flag" project.

Of course, no celebration of the USA is complete without showing independent spirit, so it's not a shock that some folks commenting under E! News's video said they don't like Katharine's rendition. Writes "Major Q," "Just can't let it be about flag and country, can they? She had to make it all about her voice and ability. Stretching it out as long as she could for camera time... These hollywood creeps are so doggone full of themselves. Happy Birthday America. I hope we can save us from ourselves."

Not likely! Do you like Katharine's performance or is it too showy for you too?

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