There’s nothing quite so patriotic as using a cheat sheet to sing the anthem.
Luke Bryan’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game was met with pretty scathing reviews, not only because of its length, but because he appeared to keep checking his hand and watch during the performance.
Bryan took to twitter Wednesday to explain:
Morning everyone. I really wanna explain the national anthem performance from last night.
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.
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
You might not want to wait by the phone, Luke. FOX already has plans to have the 2013 All-Star Game anthem performed as a medley featuring six American Idol runners-up.