A Star-Spangled banner rendition like you've never seen

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by Willie K at Hawaii football game

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Polly Anderson : Pure Truth... pure Creativity... ALOHA... That is what America IS! And this great , loving Hawaiian man GETS IT! Like Jimi Hendrix' version at Woodstock in '69! That was beautiful! Mahalo Willie.

Michael Gunter : I love this rendition but as a Veteran born in Hawaii I do not like the disrespect shown by the spectators .

John Keogh : Willie K is a gift to Hawaii, and this world. This rendition raised the hairs on my arms.

john noe : Holy Shit ! This is the best rendition I've ever heard and there isn't even a close 2nd. This guy needs a Grammy for this.

sempretallysmom : Thanks for posting this. I read about it in the news. Very touching tribute. Sometimes you need to shake things up a little bit so that people truly understand what the song means and appreciate what the song is about.

John Muligan : Pretty killer for a guy going through chemo. Way to go Uncle Willy!

Marc Stewart : His version is deeply moving. Absolutely beautiful. The unexpected tenderness and the raw emotion make this one of my favorite renditions of our National Anthem.

Future of Senior Fitness : the best rendition I have ever heard! Mahalo Willie K!!!!

Matthew Wolfe : The best performance of the US National Anthem by a 👍 Hawaiian named Willie K who made his 1st public appearance since fighting cancer.

J_Jammer : He hit all the right notes despite it being different. Well done.

Hilary Hoffman : I’m a purist about our National Anthem. HOWEVER, this has to be one of the most beautiful interpretations I have ever heard! Goosebumps first, then a downpour of tears! Bravo, Willie K!

Princessa Stardusty : absolutely beautiful, ... and battling lung cancer. a song with so much meaning and integrity, and such a blessing given from the heart here, wow, ty Willie <3

Luvin Life : People laughing, talking, texting while the Anthem is playing.  People had their hats on!!!  Such an embarrassment Hawaii.

cuddle0000 : Awesome, Uncle Willy K. Beautiful 🌺🌺!

Colette : Soars right to my soul❤️🇺🇸

Bucc42 : Can someone show this to Fergie? Not over the top it and it didn't take an extra 30 minutes to bring it home.

Polly Anderson : FREEDOM!!!

Pat Brakefield : Absolutely beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes...

sqweezel : Beautiful. Mahalo Willie K for sharing your amazing voice and soul with us. You da best. Get well soon. Respect and Aloha.

Joel Iwanaga : Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift Willie K.

Leisa K : Beautiful... Thank you, Willie K.

Meggon McCall : Beautiful!

Kui Kelly : Soft and Sweet 🎶 From the 💕 Heart and Soul. Chicken Skin, extra Salad. My oh my 🇬🇧 Willie's Island Redition, in the Tradition of Patriotism👌

BigBro808 : How did you get a hold of this video? It looks like the same one as on Ukulele Project Hawaiis Page

Randall Trimm : One of the best versions I’ve ever heard...

MichaelMcDermott123 : Took one of the most tired songs ever sung and turned into a perfect thing of beauty

SteadyROK : Dear Uncle Willie K, Mahalo for blessing us with your music, voice, and Hawaiian soul. Please don't leave us any time soon, okay? Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo!!!

JOK : Aloha Willie K. Beautiful rendition.

LeadMineGal : Sung with such passion! Bravo!

Jett Cord : YES!

TIQ Worldwide : Nice if some of the Kamaaina's would have respected and place your hand over your the heart. Sheesh!

9ner : Amazing. Best rendition I’ve heard.

betondo fukutu : Excellent rendition. A real keeper. Have to say I'm real put off by all those kids talking and joking during it. Our schools don't teach any reverence for the flag, the anthem or this great nation.

P A : Legendary.

Colette : Mahalo Willie T. Your rendition of our beloved Star Spangled Banner soars right to me soul!

hawaiian minute : Been watching this braddah make magic for 30 years ❤️🤙🏽 Hawaiian Kine Tings

Jyd Badillo : Simply Amazing!!!

caldwellres1 : A heart filled version that we can all believe in... Thank you.

K MAX : A great reflection moment for all of us. Mahalo Uncle Willie K......

ronald whitaker : 100% OUTSTANDING!!!!

emass2424 : Diametrically opposed from Fergie

unipeg4 : BEAUTIFUL😍 I felt it truely.

Grey Beard : Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Daniel Burgess : I regret that I have but one Thumbs Up to give Willie K.

Kaleo Chung : Chicken skin! Hemolele! From Hawaii to the world! You're welcome America!

Mary V : A truly awesome rendition!

Billy hawk : Absolutely Beautiful 💗

momtoo : Willie K...always and forever the finest son of Hawaii and singer, performer renowned. I love you, Willie K. Mahalo!

Conner Fields : I don't think this is Feliciano.