Watch Rachel Platten Outdo Fergie For Worst National Anthem of the Year (Video)

If Kaepernick silently sitting/kneeling during the National Anthem, in protest of police brutality (of which we’re still seeing plenty of) was disrespectful to the military, I wonder how the masses will feel about this. Or is it just cute this time around?

Pop star Rachel Platten butchered the National Anthem lyrics not once, not twice, but three times ahead of an NWSL soccer game between the Utah Royals and the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. After forgetting the song’s opening lyrics, she proceeded to restart, mess up again, then finally got it right after giving it another go.

Platten humbly offered an explanation to People Magazine on what happened:

“I have done it a bunch of times, but I stepped in front of the people and I felt the expectation. I was ready to open up and do it, and my mind just went blank,” she told People. “I was trying to explain it to my husband: It was like a test that you know all the material to, you study so much and you get in there, and your mind doesn’t cooperate.”

“None of us are perfect; I’m not perfect,” she said. “I really understand how it feels to not like something about yourself or have a big flaw. This is an opportunity to own that message more and hopefully share it more powerfully.”

Flip the page for the awkward, but pretty hilarious clip via TMZ: