Last night prior to the MLB All Star Game in Miami, Canadian pop singer Jocelyn Alice sang the Canadian National anthem.
Part way thru the anthem she giggled after singing the line “God Keep Our Land”
If you missed it….watch it here. The giggle happens around the 40sec mark
Justin Smoak (Toronto Blue Jays) was caught on camera when “giggle-gate” happened. (According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi…Justin Smoak says he didn’t notice the snafu with O Canada.)
I honestly don’t think she did it on purpose. She has a different style of singing in the first place, and I think it was a combination of that and nerves. I don’t think she meant any disrespect.
Twitter on the other hand had a different opinion
Thank you Jocelyn Alice for completely obliterating the Canadian anthem.— AJ Wideman (@72waphtuos) July 12, 2017
Last year at the 2016 MLB All Star game, The Tenors member Remigio Pereira triggered controversy when he sang, “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great,” instead of, “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free.”
The other members of The Tenors later said Pereira acted as a “lone wolf” in a statement posted to their social media accounts.