Rachel Platten was singing the National Anthem at the Chicago Red Stars vs. Utah Royals MLS soccer game over the weekend when she forgot the lyrics.
The 36-year-old “Fight Song” singer kicked off the song by singing, “Oh say can you see, by the STARS early light.” The song’s opening lyric is actually, “Oh say can you see, by the DAWN’s early light.”
Rachel realized her mistake and restarted, but then had to stop again and ask for the correct lyric. Some members of the crowd tried to help her with the lyrics, and Platten made it through the end of the performance after beginning it for a third time.
Despite the mix-up, Platten managed to maintain a smile through the mayhem. Platten previously sang the national anthem at Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians without error.