National treasure Aretha Franklin performed a showstopping rendition of the National Anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit’s Ford Field on Thursday.
Franklin’s 5-minute performance surprised viewers accustomed to versions that typically last for about half that time, like Whitney Houston’s iconic, fast-paced rendition, which clocked in at about 2 minutes.
Twitter erupted with reactions, with many fans celebrating Franklin’s incredible performance. Others were not so thrilled.
Either way, it probably gave families across America something to talk about other than the election.