When an actor and a comic talk show host come together to sing the national anthem, you may not expect a great performance. At best, it may be done in respectful jest, unlike Roseanne Barr’s performance in 1990. That wasn’t the case when Stephen Colbert and Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious) took to the field during a Mets-Yankees game in New York City.
If you thought Wilson and Colbert were talented before, wait until you hear their rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”:
Do you need help picking your jaw off the floor? Not only was it good but the two are so in tune with each other that the duet neared perfection. Who knew The Late Show host Stephen Colbert had such a nice singing voice? Wilson’s ability to belt out a tune has been no secret since his portrayal of Raoul in 2005’s The Phantom of the Opera.
Viewers were stunned:
YOU ALL DIDN’T TELL ME PATRICK WILSON HAD THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL… https://t.co/EMKIeZ8cwh
— Adam Barken (@adambarken) June 11, 2018
Bravo! I forget Patrick Wilson played Raoul in the movie version of Phantom of the Opera. RT @colbertlateshow: Patrick Wilson and Stephen Colbert sing the national anthem at Citi Field before the @Mets @Yankees game. pic.twitter.com/cI96VOugHj
— michele (@badfaery) June 9, 2018
Senior NHL Analyst Justin Bourne called it “the best performance of the anthem he’s ever heard” while Twitter user Radit (@radityaapradana) described them as a “dynamic duo.”
So uh … this is the best performance of the anthem I've ever heard, maybe? Stephen Colbert and Patrick Wilson? https://t.co/VeOspckN5Y
— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) June 10, 2018
Damn stephen colbert and patrick wilson is a dynamic duo, sang the star spangled banner that good, just woah
— Radit (@radityaapradana) June 11, 2018
Yes, it was easy to overlook Colbert’s glaring fashion faux pas:
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) June 11, 2018
And the praise kept flowing:
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) June 9, 2018
But if there’s a chance to take a jab at President Trump, at least one person will take it:
GREATJOB MAYBE THEY CAN TEACH TRUMP HOW TO SING IT ! NO DON'T THINK SO SINCE IT TAKES TALENT !
Stephen Colbert and Patrick Wilson NAIL the national anthem in New https://t.co/bH5aU4PEfz via @DailyMailCeleb
— AMERICANA49 (@Latina1949) June 11, 2018
This is so so great. Also, some people do know the words. https://t.co/frhhOqDBzn
— Betsy Gleick (@BetsyGleick) June 9, 2018
H/T: HuffPost, Twitter