National anthem controversies

Published On: Jun 14 2013 10:37:08 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2013 09:21:31 AM PDT

James Taylor got mixed up before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, when he began singing the words to "America the Beautiful" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner." But the singer quickly recovered, going straight into the correct lyrics. Take a look at these renditions of the national anthem that have drawn controversy.

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One of the most talked-about "Star-Spangled Banner" renditions was Beyonce's performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2013, which turned out to be a prerecorded version of the song. Beyoncé explained that a lack of rehearsal opportunity with the military band before the inauguration led her to use a vocal backing track during that ceremony, which some say is somewhat of an industry standard.

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