06/07/2015 04:51 BST | Updated 06/07/2015 08:59 BST

Alesha Dixon Hits Back At National Anthem Performance Criticism, After Fans Blast 'American Accent' And 'Wrong Words'

Alesha Dixon has hit back at criticism of her performance of the national anthem at the British Grand Prix, after Twitter users slated her "American accent".


The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge, who recently returned to the music scene with her first official single in four years, kicked off the racing event in a patriotic fashion with a performance of ‘God Save The Queen’.

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However, some people were rather distracted by the US twang she seemed to be putting on while she performed it, and she was also criticised for fumbling the lyrics, singing ‘God Save Our Queen’, instead of ‘God Save The Queen' .

Alesha addressed the backlash on Twitter, claiming that her American accent was just "soul", also adding that she chose to sing "a different version" of the lyrics:

Thankfully for Alesha, her other most recent TV performance, where she gave her new track ‘The Way We Are’ the live treatment on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, was much more well-received, earning her critical acclaim from ‘BGT’ fans.

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