Well I knew it would happen! Scotty McCreery did a great job singing the National Anthem last night, but before game one of the World Series was over the critics were blogging and broadcasting. They were talking about him forgetting to turn on his microphone and flubbing a line.
Well let me address the first "flub" for you. I'm guessing that he was told that he would get a cue as to when to start singing. Therefore, he likely thought the stadium's sound folks were going to turn on his microphone. When it comes to his tongue tied moment...Billboard reports, "The notoriously tough song did trip him up once, when he appeared to swap "O say does that star-spangled…" with "No Jose does that…" Okay, so that obviously didn't come out right, but you have to admit he still sounded good singing it! If you are one of the haters then I want you to consider something. This time last year Scotty was playing baseball in high school. And last night he stood and sang in front of nearly 50,000 screaming fans inside the stadium and another 12 million or so watching on television. It is safe to say that few of us could stand up and speak one clear sentence in those conditions, much less sing on key.
We should also consider that this young guy's people probably have him on a horrendous schedule, and he is likely getting less sleep than Charlie Sheen on a bender in Vegas! Hey, y'all know that I enjoy being slightly sarcastic in these situations, but not this time. Scotty sang one of the most important and difficult songs to sing, and I was impressed. Yes, I still want to know who Jose is and why the Star Spangled Banner doesn't wave for him, but that will have to remain a mystery.