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Maple Leafs Fans Finish the U.S. National Anthem After Microphone Malfunctions


While singing the U.S. national anthem, singer Natalie Morris experiences a series of microphone malfunctions, which led to an arena of Maple Leafs fans finishing the anthem for her.

Although no one wishes it, technical difficulties during a live performance sometimes happen. Such was an occurrence during a hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres.

While there were no mishaps that happened in the game itself, it was during the singing of the national anthem that the malfunction happened.

Natalie Morris, who was able to sing the first few notes of the American national anthem, was helped by Maple Leafs fans as they stepped in to finish “The Star-Spangled Banner” for her. Two microphones were given to Morris, but unfortunately, both were malfunctioning.

To help save the singer from awkwardness, Canadian fans helped finish the anthem for her and even gave the whole arena a round of applause for such camaraderie. Fortunately, the microphone started to work again and Morris was able to sing “O Canada” perfectly.

Such a display is truly an act of positive sportsmanship and so to speak, talent, from Canadian fans! However, perhaps the arena needs to invest in a better vocal microphone to prevent any malfunctions from happening again.

Naomi Feller

Originally from the East Coast, Naomi started singing as young as 3 years old. In her early teens Naomi made some embarrassing YouTube videos before settling on a love for Podcast editing. When she's not pouring over endless amounts of audio, she lends her expertise to us here at Shout4Music with her crystal clear and finely tuned microphone reviews.

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