Eric Burton, who has been nominated for a Grammy, messes up the National Anthem at the World Series.
It was a big mistake.
Eric Burton, who has been nominated for six Grammys, forgot the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the start of Game 1 of the World Series between the Phillies and the Astros.
The 33-year-old lead singer of the band The Black Pumas is from Texas. On Friday night, he sang the national anthem, but there were mistakes in the lyrics and times when he was off-key.
During the pre-game ceremony at Houston's Minute Maid Park, where players lined the field and a huge American flag was draped over the outfield, Burton only sang one line of the national anthem before people started to look at him funny.
Burton used the wrong word when he sang, "What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last streaming." The correct word is "gleaming."
After fixing the next mistake and singing "Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight" correctly, he went back to the first mistake and sang, "What so proudly we hailed at twilight's last streaming," again.
Burton then skipped to "And the rocket's red glare, the bombs exploding in the air," and the rest of the anthem was sung correctly.
The crowd didn't seem to mind Burton's mistakes, because they cheered when he finished the rest of the anthem without making any more.
Twitter users had different things to say about it. Some people felt sorry for Burton, while others were shocked that he got the lyrics wrong.
"Being out there is more than just a little scary. Yes, he was wrong. Big deal. "He did a great job of honoring the rest, and he sang most of it with strength and beauty," said one Tweet.
Someone else on Twitter said, "Eric Burton just sang the National Anthem in four different keys, at three different speeds, and with half the words switched around."
Burton and his band, The Black Pumas, have been nominated for six Grammy Awards and won the award for Best New Artist in 2020.
Before this happened, Burton's most memorable performance was at a concert for President Biden's inauguration.