Entertainment Tearful Rachel Platten on 'Embarrassing' National Anthem Flub: 'My Mind Just Wasn't Cooperating'

03:22  17 april  2018
03:22  17 april  2018 Source:   People

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Rachel Platten had every singer’s nightmare become a reality when she forgot the words to the national anthem at a sports event on Saturday.

The 36-year-old singer, best known for her 2014 single “Fight Song,” restarted her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” twice at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, minutes before the NWSL soccer game between the Utah Royals and the Chicago Red Stars.

Two days after her national anthem fumble, Platten tells PEOPLE exclusively what happened in the moments leading up to the performance and how she felt immediately after.

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[Chorus] You're giving me shivers, running up through my spine Giving me shivers, you're making me lose my mind Always deliver (Ooh, baby, baby) You know my triggers (Ooh, baby, baby) So just do what you do, what you do I love the way Written By Sean Douglas, Jason Evigan & Rachel Platten .

[Verse 2] I see the whole world in your eyes It's like I've known you all my life We just feel so right So I pour my heart into your hands It's like you really understand You love About “Better Place”. The sixth track on Rachel Platten ’s Wildfire has her singing about a lover who has aided an apparent depression.

“I feel really embarrassed, honestly. I’m having a hard time forgiving myself, but I’m working on it. It was incredibly, incredibly embarrassing,” says Platten, who released her latest album Waves last fall. “I’ve been trying to retrace steps of what happened … it has just been hanging over me.”

a person standing on a stage © Jamie Squire/Getty “I was so nervous going into it. The anthem is such a big deal; it’s probably the most important song for our country. I always get nervous because it means so much because it is so powerful. I always want to do it justice, do a good job and give people the exact version they expect and they want,” she says.

Platten — who is married to Kevin Lazan — previously sang the national anthem before Game 1 of the 2016 World Series.

“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 shares. “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.”

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[Chorus] And I need grace To step inside my mind and help me be a better person Or at least a better version of me 'Cause right now, all I wanna do is scream That I need grace 'Cause I'm running low on faith And I really "Grace" Track Info. Written By Rachel Platten , Jason Evigan & Sean Douglas.

[Outro] Sometimes I get high 'Cause baby, I'm a lone ranger But oh my, don' t try to get close I'm just going to leave 'Cause baby, I'm a lone ranger. "Lone Ranger" Track Info. Written By Brian West, Bonnie Baker & Rachel Platten .

An emotional Platten recalls how she felt after completing the national anthem on the third try.

“I was proud that I was able to finish … I actually can’t believe I didn’t forget more words and that I was able to complete the song. So I’m kind of shocked,” she says while fighting back tears, even remembering telling herself: “‘What I’m not going to do is run away. I really want to run out of the stadium right now, but I’m not going to do that. I’m going to finish this song.'”

Rachel Platten posing for a picture © John Salangsang/Variety/REX/Shutterstock Platten, who performed a previously scheduled concert for attendees after the soccer game concluded, shares that she had 90 minutes in between gigs, most of which she spent overcome with emotions.

“I went back to the stadium, and it all just came rushing at me — what I had done and not delivering what people were owed. My band was really kind. I was just sobbing,” she says.

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You're giving me shivers, running up all my spine Giving me shivers, you're making me lose my mind Always deliver, hand on my triggers So just do what you do, what you do Make my body shiver. Rachel Platten lyrics are property and copyright of their owners.

“My husband was so sweet, saying, ‘Rach you know people mess up all the time in their jobs. And no one really cares. Unfortunately, your job is in front of 18,000 people and they care.’ It’s a little hard to forgive myself but I’m working on it,” Platten adds.

The singer admits moving on from the incident has been difficult.

“I’m trying to practice what I’ve been preaching: If I’m telling my fans to love yourself no matter what, I owe myself the same thing even though it’s really hard right now. I’m human. This was a humongous and embarrassing mistake, but it was a mistake.”

After walking off the field, Platten went to her dressing room bathroom alone and read the reactions on social media.

“I definitely did look. My band was trying to convince me that no one was going to care, saying, ‘No one cares, everybody liked it more.’ I went to the bathroom alone to look at my phone, I’m like, ‘You’re lying! People care!’ And then I asked my assistant to take my phone so I wasn’t allowed to look anymore,” Platten reveals.

Rachel Platten standing in front of a coat © Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

And when she came out for the concert shortly after, Platten admits she was overwhelmed and surprised by the crowd’s response to her singing for them again.

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Hands Lyrics. [Intro: Nana] Hi, Rachel , just wanted to say hi And I hope everything's going well for you And you're have, having a good time in New York? Written By Nate Cyphert, Ian Kirkpatrick & Rachel Platten .

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“I was really terrified to go back out, but the crowd was so kind. It was just so much love that I didn’t even know if I deserved at the moment. So my takeaway was, ‘God, people could be really kind even when I’m not willing to give that to myself,’” she says.

Now Platten hopes others can learn from her “mistake.”

“None of us are perfect; I’m not perfect,” Platten says. “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.”

a person standing in front of a crowd © Jamie McCarthy/Getty As for performing the national anthem in the near future, Platten says she wants to redeem herself.

“I don’t know if anyone would really want me to anytime soon, but I will absolutely try it again sometime,” she admits. “At first, I came off saying, ‘Well, never doing that again.’ But I love being able to do my country proud and sing that song. I’m not gonna be afraid and back down from it.”

And the typically positive Platten is already returning to her lighthearted self.

“Any teams out there: I’ll definitely remember the words!” she jokes. “I’m probably going to have them in front of me, so no one has to worry.”

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