Jesse McCartney just performed ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana, California, but the pop singer missed a verse (or two) and was off-key during the disappointing national anthem rendition. Jesse had told fans prior to the performance on his Twitter (@jessemcCartney):
On my way to Auto Club Spdwy for NASCAR. Getting ready to sing the National Anthem. 12pm PST on ABC.
First Nascar race! Singin’ the Anthem today! I’ll be the guy with yellow earplugs! LOUD!!!!
The situation is generating some buzz on Twitter, with opinions ranging from “epic fail”, “moron” and “idiot”.
Update: TMZ has the video.
Update II: Jesse had this to say on his Twitter:
Here At the Nascar race! So much fun! Can’t believe I forgot the words to the Anthem! I’ve performed it 100 times. Bad Nerves today I guess