You know you are in trouble when a crowd of baying Canadian hockey fans stops laughing and helps you complete your butchering of the Star Spangled Banner.
Folk and jazz singer Alexis Normand claims she had only a few hours to learn the American national anthem, however her embarrassment was broadcast nationally during Saturday’s Portland Winterhawks-Halifax Mooseheads game.
The Canadian singer started to turn her rendition into a live train wreck as she approached the third line, but in true professional style she powered through, much to the mirth of the crowd who helped her along.
Approaching the line, ‘whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight’, Normand was became flumoxed and ended up singing, ‘those broad stripes and bright stars… at the dawn’s early light.’
After that point, it all went downhill for Normand, as she began making up words, pausing and missing her cues.