2019 NBA All-Star Game: Anthony Hamilton Delivers Smooth Rendition of the National Anthem

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Anthony Hamilton performs the National Anthem during the 68th NBA All-Star Game at Spectrum Center on Feb. 17, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C.

Anthony Hamilton kicked off the 2019 NBA All-Star Game with a rousing, soulful rendition of the National Anthem Sunday (Feb. 17).

The game aired live from Charlotte, N.C., on TNT Sunday night. Additional featured entertainers included Meek MillJ. Cole and Carly Rey Jepsen.

Following his performance, Hamilton's name trended on Twitter -- and so did Fergie's, whose unique performance at last year's game was, as many recall, poorly received. She took the opportunity to chime in about this year's game: Happy #NBAALLSTAR game everyone," she wrote tonight. "let’s play some basketball #makeitspecial."

Watch Hamilton sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" below.