Lauren Alaina conquered her fears of performing the National Anthem after ten year of not doing it. When Alaina was 17, she was asked to sing at an NFL game. In her first public interview, "You know the jumbotron thing that goes around the stadium...they put the words up there but it's delayed so I was caught looking at that and when it didn't match, I stumbled." Alaina told "Spencer & Kristen. Alaina went on to say, after her performance, that she was called "anti-American" and that she needed to be "deported" or "move out of the country." Alaina said "you can mess up the anthem once...but not twice." Alaina vowed to never perform it again unless the Braves made the World Series.
Alaina is a lifelong Braves fan who grew up watching games with her Dad. The Braves had reached out to her to do a playoff game but due to schedules, she couldn't make it work. That's when they asked about the World Series, Game 5. "I was nervous from the moment they asked me." When asked about the decision to use a guitar accompaniment, "did you do that because of the stumble you had before?" Graves asked. "100%!" Alaina claimed. "I wanted that to help get me through it."
"To those who called me anti-American, watch my performance at the World Series." Alaina said jokingly.
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