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Aretha Franklin delivers a powerful rendition of the national anthem before Lions-Vikings NFL game

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Aretha Franklin was asked to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Lions and Vikings faced off on Thanksgiving, and the famed soul singer did not disappoint. While some criticized the 4 minute 35 second rendition for being overly long, Mike Opelka was enthralled.

"If you didn't like it, I got a problem with you," Mike jokes. "What a beautiful, beautiful thing to witness. And I loved every minute of it."

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