11-Year-Old's Rendition Called Worst National Anthem Ever
An 11-year-old girl's rendition of the National Anthem at a Major League Soccer game is being called the "worst rendition ever." INSIDE EDITION talks to the young girl and her parents, who say she really can sing.
It's being called the worst national anthem ever!
An 11-year-old girl, Harper Gruzins, sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at a Major League soccer match in Dallas.
INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd asked, "What happened that night?"
"That wasn't my best performance. I should have done that better," said Harper.
The Texas native also told INSIDE EDITION that she couldn't hear herself sing. So, the song that was supposed to take a minute and a half took Harper three full minutes to belt out.
"I went too slow," said Harper.
The video of Harper mangling the national anthem is tearing up YouTube—and the comments are far from kind.
"Worst rendition in history," said one.
"Simply awful," said another.
"Wow, she's bad. Very bad," said yet another.
Harper's parents, Kelly and Karlis Gruzins, don't appreciate the harsh criticism of their little girl.
"I'm really surprised that people are being as ugly as they are," said Karlis.
"We absolutely believe in Harper. She has a really, really good voice. This was one episode. This was not her greatest voice," said Kelly.
INSIDE EDITION wanted to give Harper another chance, so she sang the national anthem again for us.
And this time, she sounded perfect.
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