Former American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina made the best of it Thursday after she flubbed the national anthem on national television.
“I’m not a robot. I have No excuses. I messed up,” the singer wrote on her Twitter feed. “You know what can ya do. At Least didn’t fall down again.”
Alaina sang the national anthem before the start of the Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions football game.
Lauren completely went silent for about five seconds in the middle of the song.
“What so proudly we hailed, through the twi…” she trailed off into silence. …
Lauren was able to jump back in on the line, “Whose broad stripes and bright stars…” and, with a smile on her face, finished to the delight of the patrons in the sold-out stadium, who cheered loudly.
FOX’s Joe Buck, the TV announcer for the game, summed it up best, saying, “It’s all about how you finish.”