Lady Antebellum flubs national anthem at Nashville Predators playoff game
Looks like this year is the year when singers mess up the national anthem. On Saturday (May 5) Lady Antebellum sang the national anthem before the Stanley Cup Playoff game between the Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets at the Bridgestone Arena in Music City... and they messed it up.
The trio – consisting of Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood, and Charles Kelley — started off pretty good but things took a different turn halfway through their singing. One minute into singing, the band can be seen in an awkward state as Charles jumped to the “were so gallantly streaming” line, missing the first part of the lyric.
Charles was quick to realize the mistake but the band did not stop the performance and decided to continue and it sure did pay off. After messing up the lyrics, the trio managed to deliver a powerful ending to the national anthem.
During this, the players could not stop themselves from smiling and some audience member could be heard laughing. Nonetheless, it did not let the spirits down of the band and they sure did manage to make their perfect ending. The band even took to Twitter after the incident.
"Welp. We’re human too Y'all We’re still rooting for ya Preds!!!" the band tweeted. Meanwhile, Charles also apologized for the mishap that happened. "Sang the anthem a thousand times, sorry for messing up one of the lines. Prob won’t sleep tonight now," he wrote.
However, many people were quite disappointed to hear that the band could forget the lyrics of the national anthem. "What the hell? You people don't know the words to the National Anthem? Give me a break!" one user wrote. While another noted, "Yes, we are all human. Fortunately, not all of us are "I forgot" the National Anthem STUPID!"
Meanwhile, there were some who understood that Charles, just like all of us, is also capable of making mistakes and it was alright. "Like you said at UGA last night... you prepare for the plan B. Life happens, shit happens, your heart was in the right place. Go Dawgs," one fan wrote.
Some pointed out how the band managed to get a grip on the situation and tackled it quite well. "It's all about the recovery, which you picked right back up on. No worries, your fans love you and hey, you made lots of new publicity! Lol," one user noted.
Another noted, "Just shows you’re human like the rest of us. Mistakes happen. Hillary had your back, as do we. Don’t beat yourself up. We love Y'all"
This is not the first time that a celebrity ended up messing up the national anthem. Last time, Fergie came under criticism after she performed the national anthem at the NBA-all-star-game. However, people thought that the band saved themselves from criticism unlike Fergie did.