Tony Bennett at the World Series: God bless him!
Image Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesTony Bennett, 84, absolutely nailed his a cappella performance of God Bless America last night at game one of the World Series in San Francisco. (Check out the clip below.)
Let me just restate part of that last sentence in case you missed it: Tony Bennett, EIGHTY FOUR. The guy was born before the Great Depression, and he still hits that high note at the end with the lung power of singers half his age. Add to that the fact that when Bennett sings about loving America, he brings some weight to the words: The singer was born to Italian immigrants in Queens and saw action in Europe during World War II. (He also, according to historical documentation, misplaced a vital circulatory organ in the Bay Area back in the 60s.)
So we say, God bless Tony Bennett — and America, his home sweet home. Anyone else agree?