National anthem controversies

Published On: Jun 14 2013 12:37:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2013 11:21:31 AM CDT

James Taylor got mixed up before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, when he began singing the words to "America the Beautiful" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner." But the singer quickly recovered, going straight into the correct lyrics. Take a look at these renditions of the national anthem that have drawn controversy.

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During a 2013 Memorial Cup game, Canadian singer Alexis Normand severely distorted the U.S. national anthem, stumbling through the lyrics and even pausing at times as she seemed to forget full phrases. Fortunately, audience members at the Canadian ice hockey tournament were good sports and helped Normand finish the song.

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