Alesha Dixon has been mercilessly mocked for singing the British national anthem in an American accent.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 36, performed the song ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today as Lewis Hamilton claimed victory.
But disgruntled viewers were quick to ridicule her rendition of the anthem, suggesting there was an offensive Yank twang to her voice.
Adding to the former Mis-Teeq singer’s woes, they also claimed she had got the words to the song wrong.
Alesha Dixon getting the national anthem wrong should be God Save the Queen not God save our queen #f1 #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/vp8x85xWkJ
— /\_/\ Lee /\_/\ (@LeeC_82) July 5, 2015
A video clip of the embarrassing performance quickly appeared on Twitter today, in which Dixon appears to pronounce ‘God’ as ‘Gad’, and replaces “the Queen” with “our Queen”.
Twitter users poked fun at the performance today, with one describing it as “simply awful”.
Dan Kemp said: “Why was Alesha Dixon singing the National Anthem with an American twang? NoThanksBritishGrandPrix.”
Richard Vaughan said: “I’m not the greatest fan of God Save the Queen, but that a cappella rendition by Alesha Dixon at theBritishGP was simply awful!!”
Alex Hibbert tweeted: “A perfect summary that national anthems are mostly a bit rubbish, celebs can’t sing, and Brits want to be American. AleshaDixon BritishGP.”
Some viewers were, however, more sympathetic:
Stuart Robertson said: “To be fair to Alesha Dixon, God Save The Queen is a bloody awful dirge whoever sings it.”
Rebecca Grant wrote: “Ignore haters, it’s says more about themselves! Thought it was beautiful AleshaOfficial.”
Daniel Lassman said: “In all honestly AleshaOfficial national anthem was actually good… That fact aleshadixon is trending is living proof F1 is dead!”