Oilers fans step in to sing Star-Spangled Banner
Crowd covers for anthem singer ahead of Edmonton-Anaheim playoff game
Who would have guessed that Canadian hockey fans would sing the most beautiful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner?
That's what happened in Edmonton on Sunday night at Rogers Place, before the Oilers' Western Conference semifinal game against the Anaheim Ducks. The fans stepped in to help out country star Brett Kissel after it appeared his microphone failed during the U.S. national anthem.
Kissel, who was born in Flat Lake, was grateful as the sellout crowd of 18,347 showed him some Alberta love.
Mic didn't work for the anthems tonight <a href="https://twitter.com/RogersPlace">@RogersPlace</a>. But no worries. The best singers & fans are in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OilCountry?src=hash">#OilCountry</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers">@EdmontonOilers</a>!—@BrettKissel
Even right-wing U.S. media organization Breitbart News took notice.
some of you guys are alright <a href="https://t.co/9ALmqBj9Yd">https://t.co/9ALmqBj9Yd</a>—@BreitbartNews
Anaheim went on to win 6-3, but Edmonton still has a 2-1 edge in games in the best-of-seven series.