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Colbie Caillat kicks off the NFL season

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In the Music Mix’s continuing coverage of sports, we now turn to last night’s NFL season opener between… Nevermind, I can’t keep up this ruse and be bothered to even do a quick search to see who was playing last night. So let’s just get to the EW connection: Songstress Colbie Caillat provided the pre-kickoff National Anthem for the first official game of the NFL season! Woo! And disclaimer: I’m already a huge Colbie fan (“Fallin’ For You” gets me every time!). But I have to say, she did a deliriously nice job with her guitar-laced, sorta countrified, lilting, delicate version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It’s totally Colbie! Totally not lip-synched! And totally…NFL kickoff worthy? You decide:

What’d you think? Did you catch it live on TV last night? Do you like Colbie’s version of our National Anthem? If not, who has done it better in the past? Lemme know in the comments below!

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