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Tony Bennett sings 'God Bless America' at World Series

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Tony Bennett steals the show. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Tony Bennett, 84, sang "God Bless America" a capella at Game 1 of the World Series and he was perfect. Just perfect.

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By Cindy Boren  | October 28, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
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Wonderful! Just wonderful. Thank you Tony Bennett! (And Cindy Boren!)

Posted by: jerryshake | October 28, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Wonderful. Just wonderful. Thank you, Tony Bennett! (And Cindy Boren!)

Posted by: jerryshake | October 28, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

At 84 the man can still deliver a tune. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that he was rooting for the Giants.

Posted by: randysbailin | October 28, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Why is it the fans are asked to rise and remove their caps for a song which is not the National Anthem, but rather a song that was bumped from a 1918 Broadway musical by Irving Berlin?

Posted by: jemery1 | October 28, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I'd rise and remove my cap for Tony Bennett if he were singing that heart in San Fran song. My musical taste runs more to rock, but he's class...especially in an age in which singers seemingly compete to see how many notes they can add to their renditions of the national anthem.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 28, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Damn Tony!! You can still do it. You go, dude!

Posted by: mcgintyman | October 28, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Ray Charles was right, 'God Bless America' should be our national anthem.

Posted by: SamBrown2 | October 28, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Should "God Bless America" be our national anthem? I think I'd vote for that, SamBrown2.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 28, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Yes, it was a wonderful performance ... but can't you find a video that hasn't been removed by the MLB overlords to share with those unlucky few who weren't able to catch his performance?

Posted by: michaelrab | October 28, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Tony is truly a master of sound, and more important, he shares such love with his audience! If you can find a clip (I did), feel how the music is transformed from a solitary voice to engulf the entire stadium. Music is in his very being! He's a national treasure, himself! Go Tony!

Posted by: jswearingen | October 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Tony is truly a master of sound, and more important, he shares such love with his audience! If you can find a clip (I did), feel how the music is transformed from a solitary voice to engulf the entire stadium. Music is in his very being! He's a national treasure, himself! Go Tony!

Posted by: jswearingen | October 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I have my people on it, michaelrab.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I love Tony Bennett but for the posters celebrating this sentimental sop of a song - ugh! The Star-Spangled Banner is no better. The best patriotic song we have is the one we ripped off from the Brits during the Revolutionary War and refashioned our own lyrics: God Save the King/Queen to My Country 'tis of thee. A much better (and shorter) tune and a great patriotic gesture to boot..

Posted by: diebrucke | October 28, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Perfect!!! Even better the fans joined in!!!

Posted by: Bigmon411 | October 28, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

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