Oh say can you… you… you… what’s the next line? Country singer Luke Bryan didn’t want to screw up his performance of the National Anthem during the MLB All-Star Game so he brought along a little cheat sheet.
Bryan can be seen looking down at his hands a few times during the song. The country singer was criticized by his fans for using a cheat sheet during the National Anthem but Bryan said that he only wanted to “do his best” and didn’t want to screw up the song.
“I had a few keys words written down to insure myself that I wouldn’t mess up… I just wanted to do my best. I promise it was from the heart. If I offended anyone with my approach I sincerely apologize. Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.”
Fans also criticized Bryan for checking his watch at one point during his performance. But no, Bryan wasn’t bored with singing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people during the MLB All-Star Game. Bryan said that he was timing his song because a fly over was scheduled as the grand finale of his performance.
“I did check my watch because I knew the stealth bomber would fly over 2 minutes in and I knew a started a little late…. Being a part of the all-star game was amazing and I look forward to the next time I can perform the anthem. Thanks y’all. Love ya.”
What do you think of Luke Bryan and his cheat sheet? Would you rather have a singer check the lyrics once or twice during their performance or flub the words completely?
If I offended anyone with my approach I sincerely apologize. Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) July 11, 2012
Here’s a video of Luke Bryan singing the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star Game.