July 14, 2010 at 01:43 PM EDT

Ahhh, the All-Star Game. As a never-practicing sports fan, it’s my favorite time of the baseball season! (Wait, the All-Star game is baseball, right?) I always find something to write about from the seminal night in sports, like last year when I ruffled feathers by commenting on President Obama’s dad jeans, and this year is no different. To boot, let’s talk about the most important thing from the game: the musical performances! Amber Riley opened the show—errr, game—with a rendition of our National Anthem, which you can watch after the jump, and then added her performance of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” that won her raves in Glee. Two-time Grammy winner Colbie Caillat sang during the seventh-inning stretch, belting her take on “God Bless America.” Watch Riley do her thing here:

And here’s Riley’s “Beautiful”:

And I’m not finding an embeddable clip of Caillat’s “God Bless America,” but you can check it out on MLB’s website. Did the performances make the game worth watching? Sound off in the comments!

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