Everyone, who’s anyone, knows Demetria McKinney is an amazing actress! Unfortunately, her time with various Tyler Perry productions, most notably her role as “Janine Payne” on House Of Payne, has caused most people to forget she is also a phenomenal singer! Recently, Demetria flexed her vocal cords to deliver her own powerful rendition of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Bayou Classic football game in Louisiana. The fans there were in for a real treat. Let’s be honest though; lately when singers have attempted to sway crowds with this song, the results have been lackluster. Does anyone recall Queen Latifah or Renee Fleming’s renditions at 2013 and 2014’s Super Bowls respectively? Right–NEVER AGAIN!
Demetria is currently a friend to the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but with chops like this she should definitely be a full fledged cast member. Why? Because she is talented and actually capable of something more than drama or backstabbing, unlike most of her cast mates. However, this is not the first time she has sang the anthem in front of a stadium of people, she sung it at The Hawks vs. Bucks game in April 2010 and The WNBA playoffs in December 2011. Each time she was flawless. With any luck she will sing it once more, this time at Super Bowl 2015. Petition anyone? Check out Demetria at the Bayou Classic below!