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Cyndi Lauper Screws up National Anthem at U.S. Open (Video)

Sometimes when I see a National Anthem screw-up I can’t help but wonder how often this happened before the internet era. I’m sure musicians and artists messed up singing the National Anthem just as often 20 or 30 years ago, but it was much easier to keep a secret.  If you make a mistake now the world knows about it before you can even say “and the home of the brave.”  Oh well.

The latest viral mess-up victim is the famous Cyndi Lauper, who decided to not incorporate the words “were so gallantly streaming” during her rendition on Saturday at the U.S. Open.  Check out the Cyndi Lauper National Anthem screw-up video, courtesy of Busted Racquet:

With this weekend marking the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, that’s a pretty tough time to forget the lyrics.  Aside from the error itself, is it just me or did she sound horrendous?  It wasn’t quite as bad as the meltdown at the Chiefs game and wasn’t on as large a stage as Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl flub, but that was painful to listen to.

To those of you who think she changed the words on purpose as a tribute to 9/11: Just stop.



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