Technical difficulties threatened to ruin a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” Sunday night (April 30) prior to an NHL Stanley Cup playoff game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers. But, some quick thinking from Canadian country singer Brett Kissel took what could have been an awkward moment and turned it into something magical.
Kissel stood behind the microphone, guitar in hand, ready to sing the American national anthem when he realized that the mic wasn’t being picked up inside the venue. So, he enlisted the help of the crowd, mostly Canadian fans, to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” for their guest team.
— BRETT KISSEL (@BrettKissel) April 30, 2017
With more than 18,000 fans in attendance at Rogers Place, the Canadian fans didn’t hold back as they delivered one of the most chilling and emotional renditions of the national anthem that we’ve ever heard.
The only thing more impressive than their passionate performance is the fact that the Canadian fans knew every single word. Listen for yourself below.