....as soon as you ask kids to sing along to a backing track they feel it necessary to adopt an American accent?
I've just heard the children of Selsted school sing their protest song on TV. You can hear it here and to be fair, its nowhere near as bad in this recording as it was on the television.
Still winds me up though - the human voice sounds far too nasal when singing in an American accent. No class of mine will ever sing in an accent like that! Am I becoming one of those grumpy teachers with far too many personal crusades already?
(*Note to American readers: I don't have a problem with your singing. It's kids singing in a false accent I don't like!)