Worst National Anthem fails

Canadian jazz singer Alexis Normand bungled the "Star-Spangled Banner," but she's hardly the first

Published May 20, 2013 4:13PM (EDT)

Over the weekend, Canadian jazz singer Alexis Normand butchered "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Memorial Cup ice hockey game between the Portland Winterhawks and Halifax Mooseheads. Her performance, which she says she only had a few hours to prepare for, is so cringe-inducing that it has since gone viral:

But Alexis Normand is neither the first -- and hardly the most famous -- to mess up America's National Anthem.

This woman actually got booed out of an arena:

Michael Bolton got booed, too:

Carl Lewis sang a super-abbreviated version:

Steven Tyler didn't seem to notice, though:

Neither did Christina Aguilera:

And of course, performing at a level entirely of her own, there's Roseanne Barr:

So don't feel too bad, Alexis Normand. You're in good "bad" company.

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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