Poor Jeff Fuller. The tenor was supposed to sing the national anthems for Canada and the US prior to the Toronto Blue Jays-Houston Astros spring training game on Wednesday, but he botched both versions.
As captured in the video above, Fuller stumbled while singing “O Canada.” According to USA Today, Fuller screwed it up the first time he tried singing it and just started over. But after messing up the second time, he reportedly moved right on to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Though the video doesn’t show it, USA Today says Fuller also stumbled while singing the US national anthem but managed to regroup and finish.
The crowd treated him well and still applauded despite the mistakes. Toronto manager John Gibbons reportedly gave Fuller a pat on the back.
When it comes to singing in front of a large audience, it doesn’t matter how many times one practices a song, because there’s no accounting for how someone will perform under pressure.
H/T BuzzFeed Sports