National anthem controversies

POSTED: 12:37 PM CDT Jun 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:21 AM CDT Oct 25, 2013 

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.

James Taylor sings national anthem, Game 2, World Series
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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 and smoothly recovered, going straight into the correct lyrics. Taylor did have an excuse: he was also performing "America the Beautiful" that same night during the seventh inning stretch.

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