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Jesse McCartney's National Fail! How Could You Forget The Lyrics To THAT?

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And it's painful to watch!

At the NASCAR Pepsi 500 in Fontana, CA, Jesse McCartney proved devoid of American pride when he forgot an entire verse of the National Anthem leaving onlookers confused - and rightfully so!

Didn't he practice?!

We have no doubt that Jesse is beating himself up over this, but at least he looked cute!

Watch the clip (above) to see one mayjahly awkward performance!

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69 comments to “Jesse McCartney's National Fail! How Could You Forget The Lyrics To THAT?”

  1. 1

    Aww how embarrassing!

  2. 2

    :( so sad. Poor guy

  3. 3

    His cheeks are always so puffy. They must be filled with semen.

  4. 4

    i didnt notice but then again im british and dont know most of the words od god save the queen but its not like he just stopped, THAT would be awkward

  5. Laury says – reply to this


    I love how you Americans freak out when someone doesn't know the words to the national anthem. Oh my God, he forgot the words!! How anti-American! How unpatriotic!!! Whatever. Sometimes, singers forget the words to their OWN songs. It happens.

  6. 6

    that can happen to anyone.

  7. 7

    lol dummie

  8. 8

    the lady at the giants game messed up too

  9. 9

    Im not American, but i think its pretty disrespectful if you dont know your own national anthem especially when you are PERFORMING IT.

  10. 10

    Oh ouch, man, how do you go out in public after that? I'd cry right there.

  11. 11

    who the hell is Jesse McCartney?

  12. 12

    NASCAR=non-athletic sport centered around rednecks

    Those sister banging tards that watch NASCAR only know the words to Sweet Home Alabama and Freebird anyway.

  13. ap076 says – reply to this


    Practice, Practice, Practice ! I would like to chalk it up to nerves but it is the National Anthem for christ sakes. If you don't have the vocal chops to sing the song well or if you can't remember the lyrics, don't accept the gig. People do this either for exposure or cash so get you shit together and get it right. And to think all we ever sing is the abbreviated version of the song.

  14. 14

    Yup, it's happened to the best of them. Too bad in this case it happened in front of thousands of people. I wonder if he realized it during or after.

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  16. 16

    If you didn't like him, perez, you would have had a lot more to say about it. Hoping for a hook up sometime?

  17. heyo! says – reply to this


    that lady should shut the fuck up shes a fail i'd like to see her do what he does and fuck you perez! hes amazing.

  18. 18

    Ack! They do this at Dodger games now before the seventh inning stretch and IT SUCKS! Rarely do they get anyone who can sing! Half of the time, the lyrics are screwed up and the players have to stand there and not laugh or anything!
    When someone nails it, the crowd goes wild because it is such a rarity!

  19. 19

    He messed up worse than Enrique Pallazo.

  20. 20

    I do not know who Jesse MCarty is, but if you do not know our National Anthem, LEAVE IT ALONE YOU IDIOT. Shameful.

  21. 21

    i thought he did great cuz he kept on going!
    everyone makes mistakes!!

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  23. 23

    Honestly, the song is banned at schools. Most children in this generation don't know it anymore..

    However, if he accepted the chance to sing it in public he should have learned the lyrics…

  24. 24

    Aww poor baby. He's really talented but I can't imagine how bad he must feel about this. And for those of you who don't know Jesse, he's not an idiot. I've met him before and he's really such a sweet and kind hearted person. But I feel for you Jesse.

  25. 25

    yes, because that's what's wrong with America today. People, no, performers screwing up the lyrics!

    Let's not make a nation based on principles where actions count more than words. You know Perez, like showing up in DC and standing up for your rights?

    Instead of just blogging to death about sliimy and shit.

  26. 26

    It's really no biggie. He's human, haven't we all made mistakes in life? Its happened to the best of us. What's important is if you make a mistake, you keep going with your head held high, and thats what he did. Though he's probably kickin himself in the butt for forgetting. I bet most of the rednecks who actually watched NASCAR didn't know he messed up until someone told them.

    He's a talented guy, he'll bounce back, what doesnt kill you will only make you stronger.

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  28. 28

    Damn what happened to Jesse's b-list career? NASCAR? Really?
    Embarrassing, yes. Good voice? No.
    He should go back to blonde and get rid of that cheek bloat, that's when he was at his prime.

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  30. 30

    lmao…call frank driben of police squad….

  31. 31

    he's stupid and his voice is terrible. Who is this kid anyway?

  32. 32

    Awww :( I cant even watch the end. I hate to watch when cute guys embarrass themselves!

  33. 33

    And frankly tabloids always seem to talk about ONLY the negatives this kid does. Never the positive. Did you know in 2008 he won the ASCAP song writer of the year award along with ryan teddar? And has been asked to write for the likes of Toni Braxton and DAvaid Archuleta and so much more? He may not be "famous" like maybe the Jonas Brothers, but he's extrememly respected in the industry.

  34. 34

    that's really embarrassing!

  35. 35

    ok now that was funny

  36. 36

    Who Cares, most of the NASCAR fans are all probable drunk in the stands…..

  37. 37

    I dont think its unamaerican if we dont know the words. But I highly recommend that you know the words if youre going to be singing to tons of people on tv. He should have rehearsed more. Dumb mistake.

  38. 38

    Wow, he cannot sing for sh!t, completely off key and shaky.

  39. 39

    "Respected songwriter" does not a great singer make. He was HORRIBLE even if he didn't mess up the words.

  40. 40

    Its almost as big of a fail as having a national tour and giving tickets away from free because NOONE SHOWED UP!

  41. 41

    it happens. at least he didnt stop.

  42. 42

    That was painful to watch. Jeez, he should have knew all the lyrics when he agreed to it. It could have been his nerves though, he looked and sounded very nervous. Tragically off key.

  43. 43

    Im from the uk and even know the words to this LOL.

  44. 44

    Im from holland, and I noticed it was wrong

    poor jesse!
    I still love you

  45. 45

    ROFL. hes a boy version of paris hilton!!! HAH!!

  46. 46

    Re: GumboYaYa – Whatever dude I work for Nascar and I am from California I make great money He messed up so what

  47. 47

    Your gay idol Clay Aiken messed up the anthem too. I don't see that making your news, Perez

  48. 48

    umm im not american so i didnt notice? what line did he miss?

  49. 49

    He missed ONE line not a whole verse people
    Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    —–>What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?

  50. 50

    Why do people sing the anthem and forget the words all the time? You know you are going to sing the damn anthem, at least try to practice for a day or 2 so you can be prepare. Does anyone actually remember the national anthem. Shit, I haven't done the national anthem and Lift Every Voice and Sing since grade school. Hell I didn't know all the words than but I winged the hell out of it every day.

  51. 51

    Jesse McCartney HOW DO YOU SLEEP?!?

  52. 52

    I still love him. He is still great. It is cute though how he missed the line! On a good note, he didnt look as puffy and I think he changed the hair color! Well from what I could see.

    He is the best! One of my first celeb crushes(when he was on dreamstreet.), next to Aaron Carter, Backstreetboys, N*sync. You know back in the boy band days!

  53. 53

    Hey, guess what? Most of the posts at this site have typos and bad grammar. Why don't you take care of your own mess before criticizing someone else?

  54. 54

    It's an easy mistake, especially since most Americans don't know the words anyway. Practice doesn't help your mind to not go blank.

  55. 55

    Re: spagetticake – atleast hes hot

  56. 56

    Re: GumboYaYa – you are a pathetic racist piece of shit… im appalled that you have my man layfette as your profilte pick you racist bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. 57

    i challenge you fuckers to recite it on point right now… um ya cant im 100% positive.. give him a break…

  58. 58

    I was there & the whole crowd was talking. If you know the crowd that goes to NASCAR, you WOULDN'T mess up the National Anthem. :) )

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  61. 61

    First of all NASCAR is not a redneck sport and its totally unfair to say so. I'm from North Jersey, practically New York City, and i love the sport. Jimmie Johnson, the current champion is from California, just like any other sport Nascar drivers come from all over the country.
    As for Jesse, he should have practiced more, on second thought, he shouldn't have accepted the gig. I like Jesse, but he sounded awful.

  62. 62

    OMG I cannot believe how pathetic you're being! So..? he forgot some of the effing words! At least he can sing and he didn't just stop and make himself look like an idiot [which is not even possible!]

    So go Jesse, we love you

  63. 63

    i promise you a majority of the people at those races don't even know the song…oh well….he didn't show his mistake while performing.

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  65. 65

    Hahaha you rednecks are so funny. Hell yes, NASCAR is the most redneck sport ever. There are NJ, Cali and NY rednecks too. Me thinks you dumb hicks protest a bit too much.

  66. 66

    Exactly, "Kbagels", he is respected in the industry and I think that's what a lot of people, even fans don't realize. Tabloids will expose the worst of you, but what matters is that he's doing something to actually benefit his career. He's an avid philanthropist, and he's very diligent in his writing, very true to his craft. But you know, people will always hate. I'm glad that he's nothing like the J.B. I think the fact that he's low-key makes him even more interesting. And it's not like I'm a teen/fanatic or anything, I'm 19, but I have great respect for his achievements, especially since I've seen him grow as an actor and a performer.

  67. 67

    meh, i f* up Oh Canada everytime, and i'm canadian.
    atleast he didnt forget the words mid sentence and try to mumble through it… although, that would be hella funny.

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  69. 69

    ooooooh no. I feel so bad for him, cuz that's a nasty mistake..