Video: James Taylor Momentarily Fumbles National Anthem at World Series


Video: James Taylor Momentarily Fumbles National Anthem at World Series


The legendary singer kicked off his performance with 'America the Beautiful' but quickly transitioned to 'The Star-Spangled Banner'.

In a momentary lapse, five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor thought he was singing "America the Beautiful" at the Thursday night, October 24 Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. But the 65-year-old musician, quickly realizing just after dropping the first two words of the patriotic song, effortlessly transitioned to the opening line of the national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" which he was supposed to deliver at that time.

Perhaps the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee just got briefly confused between which song was up, since he was also set to perform "America the Beautiful" during the 7th-inning stretch. But after remembering that it was only the start of the game, he immediately corrected himself and changed to the national anthem.

Despite the very minor slip-up, the veteran artist gave a beautiful rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" to a highly-impressed crowd of fans and was easily forgiven by the public who normally pounced on singers who committed such errors during live performances. Indeed, for the singer-songwriter and guitarist to pull off a gig like that in front of 45,000 spectators and 20 million viewers watching at the comfort of their homes was a remarkable feat in itself.

Made special with Taylor's double serving of patriotic anthems, Game 2 of the World Series also celebrated the dedication and achievements of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund.



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