This Time, You Can Hear Her Finish The National Anthem

January 13, 2011

Mark Memmott

If you haven't seen this video yet, may we suggest taking 3 minutes to watch?

It just may make your day a little better. As you'll see and hear, 8-year-old Elizabeth Hughes was doing a great job singing The Star-Spangled Banner last week at a Norfolk (Va.) Admirals minor league hockey game when the microphone cut out with about 30 seconds to go.

And then ... the crowd comes to life and joins in. It's a nice moment. The video has "gone viral," as they say:

Today, All Things Considered's Michele Norris spoke with Elizabeth, who says she was disappointed about what happened "because I didn't get to sing my high note":

Well, Michele gave Elizabeth the chance to do her big finish. Listen along. She nails it:

You can hear more of Michele's conversation with Elizabeth on today's ATC. Click here to find an NPR station that streams or webcasts the show. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.