Nelly Furtado slammed for national anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Singer Nelly Furtado performs the Canadian national anthem with flute player Tony Duncan at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

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  • Furtado performed the Canadian national anthem with flute player Tony Duncan
  • Fans praised her performance, but others wanted her mic cut off

(CNN)Perhaps the biggest foul of the record-breaking NBA All-Star Game came before tipoff.

At least that's what critics are saying about singer Nelly Furtado's performance of her national anthem at the game in Toronto on Sunday night.
Seconds after American R&B singer Ne-Yo performed a soulful, well-received rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Canadian Furtado stepped onto center court to sing "O Canada."