Today is finally the day. Game 5 of Raptors versus Warriors is currently underway and people all over Canada are living their best lives and cheering on the team. This time, the Toronto Raptors game's Canadian national anthem performance was sung by a crowd full of fans and it was everything that everyone wanted. Needless to say, people were way more thrilled with this than the anthem performances at previous games.
Last Wednesday, Game 3 took place against the Raptors and the Warriors. During the opening of the game, Canadians were a little less than enthused when a Saskatchewan-born singer Tenille Arts took over the mic.
During Game 4, fans were not any more amused. The Internet was hating on Walk Off The Earth for their Canadian anthem performance.
In order to make things right for Game 5, the Raptors stated that there would be no singer for the Canadian anthem and instead, the crowd would be taking over.
Just a few moments ago, an opera singer came out onto the court and sang the beginning of the Canadian national anthem. While he started the song, the crowd finished it and Canadians are living for it.
Raptors paid an Opera singer to sing Canada‘s national anthem just for him to let the crowd finish the song ... he came up 😂— G (@G)1560214672.0
Saskatoon's JurasSASK Park sings alongside Canada for the national anthem #Raptors #WeTheNorth https://t.co/Yt6btrwZkk— Chris Vandenbreekel (@Chris Vandenbreekel)1560214810.0
If you missed it, don’t worry. There are tons of videos online. The feeling of an entire crowd of fans finishing the anthem was really something you cannot put into words and the internet is agreeing.
Drake was also seen singing along with the Canadian anthem and though short, it's a video you definitely need to watch.
Honestly this is how I imagined Drake sings the Canadian National Anthem https://t.co/b1Q1rExjeP— Faizal Khamisa (@Faizal Khamisa)1560214921.0
The large majority of people are obsessing over the anthem and saying it was the best anthem they have heard yet. Many others are proud to be part of such a history-making moment.
Ok O Canada anthem is giving me goosebumps rn Go Raptors!— Daniela Springtime 🌻🌷 🏒🥅 🏌️♀️ (@Daniela Springtime 🌻🌷 🏒🥅 🏌️♀️)1560214650.0
the Raptors fans singing the Canada Anthem was AMAZING...powerful moment #nbafinals— Brian Keith (@Brian Keith)1560214766.0
One tweet that is getting a lot of love on Twitter states that when the entire crowd sings the anthem, it puts into prescriptive that the Warriors are not just taking on the Raptors, they are taking on the entire nation.
Having the fans sing the anthem made it so the warriors aren’t just playing the raptors, they’re playing the entire country of Canada— Max Friedman (@Max Friedman)1560214721.0
This power move even had many fans emotional, with some feeling goosebumps and others getting tears in their eyes. Even fellow Americans were blown away by the performance.
Ok @Raptors finish them off tonight. 🇨🇦 I still can’t believe I am hooked on these #NBAFINALS 🏀 and that I get mi… https://t.co/ryOLu1RhpQ— Mary Kennedy (@Mary Kennedy)1560214740.0
I teared up during the National Anthem. I miss Canada. Go Raptors!!! 🇨🇦 🦖 🍁 🏀— Braden Ripley (@Braden Ripley)1560214866.0
Wow as an American I can say when hear the audience sing the Canadian national anthem it gives me goose bumps. Awes… https://t.co/LK3FdZCLge— Hey It's Hollie!!! (@Hey It's Hollie!!!)1560214744.0
Win or lose, many people are proud to be Canadian especially after that patriotic display.
I’m sorry tell me you don’t freaking love Canada after hearing their entire arena sing the national anthem together. COME ON. Go Raptors 🦖— anjuli tuscano (@anjuli tuscano)1560214665.0
Now get back to watching the game!