Video: Memorial Cup singer melts down during Star Spangled Banner
By Allan Muir
Well, this is an anthem we won't soon forget. Alexis Normand, a Saskatoon-based jazz singer who performs primarily in French, was on hand to deliver the Star Spangled Banner prior to tonight's Memorial Cup round-robin game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Portland Winterhawks.
And unless she was trying out her Frank Drebin impression, it did not go well.
Normand made it through the first few lines of the American national anthem, but started wobbling when "twilight's last gleaming" became "twilight's first gleaming." Not a huge flub in and of itself, but you can see the panic setting in at that point. Next thing you know: utter chaos.