The 30-year-old singer performed the national anthem at the start of the College Football Playoff national championship between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide in Glendale, Arizona on Monday, and while some — including Russell — appreciated the performance, others were a bit more critical.
However others were not as impressed. Taking the singer to task for everything from her vocal stylings to her long, cleavage-baring white gown with its flowing cape, some commenters on Twitter weren't exactly into the "I Bet" singer's performance.
Some said her sparking gown made it look like she was "heading to prom" after her big number, while others drew comparisons to Game of Thrones, calling the dress Ciara's "Khaleesi costume."
Many others took up the torch for the singer, praising her voice, her "beautiful" outfit and her "classy" delivery of "The Star-Spangled Banner."