Gavin DeGraw

I'm not very familiar with this guy, but he delivered one of the most uninspired renditions of the Star Stangled Banner at the Daytona 500 that I've ever heard. He sung the entire song in a soft monotone voice that was downright embarassing. He's apparently a popular and successful artist, but the SSB was clearly beyond his abilities. How do they pick these guys?
Yes, I was not impressed with the SSB in person. When you ask "how do THEY pick these guys" who are you referring too? NASCAR? I believe that someone backed out at the last minute. I will say that I do like Gavin's CD though.