The Fray has joined the Bad National Anthem club, thanks to the band's much criticized rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at Monday's NCAA Championship game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats.
The performance has since been posted by several on YouTube, including one that has been viewed by more than 24,000 people. The majority of viewers, however, hit the dislike button and provided little praise for the Denver-based rockers.
Was it the acoustic touch? The Fray's long-time association with the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy? The group's lead singer and his overdone (overextended) emo voice?
From actors to sports writers, many have taken to Twitter to express their fury over The Fray's national anthem disaster.
Al Qaeda just claimed responsibility for The Fray's performance of The National Anthem last night, wrote actor Patton Oswalt.
Didn't anyone see The Fray rehearse that version of the anthem and go, 'Uhh, guys? Maybe not a good idea?' added Sports Illustrated editor Jeff Gluck.
The Fray, led by vocalist Isaac Slade, first hit the music scene in 2005, with their debut album How To Save A Life. The title track shot the band to mainstream fame when it was featured on the third season of Grey's Anatomy. From there, the single became the go-to song for a number of TV shows, including One Tree Hill, The Hills, Cold Case and NCIS.
The band has since released two more studio albums, including their latest, Scars & Stories, which dropped in February.
So, just how bad was The Fray's national anthem at the NCAA Championship on Monday? Scroll down to watch the performance.