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Young Country Star Flubs National Anthem Before Thanksgiving Game

"What so proudly we hailed, through the Twi--..."

17 year-old country star Lauren Alaina. (Photo: AP)

Lauren Alaina flubs national anthem.

Country music fans may be heartbroken to know that one of their budding stars flubbed the National Anthem on national TV before the Packers-Lions football game Thursday. Lauren Alaina, the 17-year-old American Idol runner-up, started strong. But things quickly went south during the second line of the song.

"What so proudly we hailed, through the Twi--," she trailed off, and then took a drawn out, dramatic pause before continuing, "last gleaming."

Still, the young woman with a strong voice seemed to hit every note, and finished to rousing applause. At the completion of the song, Fox play-by-play man Joe Buck quipped, "It's all about how you finish."

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