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Viral Video: Say, Can She Sing?

Feb 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

TelevisionWeek is trawling video-sharing Web sites to find the hottest clips spreading on the Internet.

The setup: Traits you want in the aspiring leader of the free world: The ability to balance the budget, protect us from terrorists, lead the country and sing a rocking rendition of the national anthem. OK, so maybe she was a little off-key, but at least Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) tried to sing rather than just mouth the words.

The source: During a visit to Iowa on Jan. 27, Sen. Clinton’s open microphone kicked in at the rockets red glare to catch her singing the national anthem on MSNBC.

The hits: Who can resist a presidential hopeful crooning? Not YouTube nation, where the video lured more than 900,000 views by Feb. 1 after landing there Jan. 27.