The Anthem Challenge slogs on
I mentioned on the weekend that I'd had the flu. What I didn't say was how I spent some of my sick time on Saturday night, slumped in front of the television.
Unfortunately, with hockey being played in Europe, there were no night games, and CBC instead went with an hour of programming dedicated to the Hockey Anthem Challenge.
Hold onto your hats because the five semifinalists have been revealed.
If you must, you can listen to the entrants, but that's really not necessary. The only one halfway worthwhile seems to be No. 5 — although that could have been my meds and love of bagpipes coalescing.
Most of them sound the same. Most are horrific attempts to recreate a different version of the former anthem, which, as we all know, is now TSN's for the using (abusing?).
There are a lot of horns involved. And Bob Rock. He worked with Metallica.
That'll come in handy. (Although I haven't heard their entry yet.)
Voting's currently underway to determine the two finalists, although I'm sure you already had that marked on the calendar. You probably also knew that the finalists will be revealed Thursday night during the HNIC doubleheaders, followed by another round of voting, followed by the final revelation of the winner on Saturday's broadcast.
A hundred grand well spent, I'm sure.