Singer Fergie attends The Trevor Project's 2017 TrevorLIVE LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Dec. 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Singing the anthem is friggin’ hard. You gotta stand there, remember all the words, you’ve probably not warmed up enough, and have a room full of people look to you to lead them. that’s a lot of pressure. We should be kind to our anthem singers (Robert Clark, you’re a beauty), it’s a stressful gig. And when someone screws it up, it’s guaranteed to make headlines.