Lauren Alaina – Lauren Alaina suffered a performance malfunction at two widely-watched events on Thanksgiving. NBC cut away from a close-up of the singer, who recovered enough to finish the song in time with the recorded music.
The singer’s goof happened while singing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers game, broadcast on Fox. The Season 10 runner-up started off well enough but when she got to the line, “What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,” she stopped midway through, allowing a few beats of silence to pass before she resumed.
Fox commentator Joe Buck commented after the performance, “It’s all about how you finish.”
Alaina later tweeted, “I’m not a robot. I have No excuses. I messed up. You know what can ya do. At Least didn’t fall down again” and “Thank you everyone for the kind words. But the truth is I messed up. I’m gonna spend the rest of the day being thankful for all my blessings.”
Lauren joins a long line of singers who have goofed during national anthem performances. Scott McCreery restarted his version of the song during the World Series in Oct., Christina Aguilera mixed up lyrics at this year’s Super Bowl, and Cyndi Lauper botched the song at tennis’ U.S. Open in Sept., to name a few.