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.

National Anthem flubs - Natalie Gilbert
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During a 2003 NBA game between the Trail Blazers and the Mavericks, 13-year-old singer Natalie Gilbert forgot the words at "At the twilight's last gleaming" and could never recover from there. Then-Trail Blazers coach Mo Cheeks rushed over to help her and they finished it together, as the entire Rose Garden Arena crowd sang with them.

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