​Edmonton Oilers Fans Step In for Brett Kissel to Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" After Mic Failure

​Edmonton Oilers Fans Step In for Brett Kissel to Sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' After Mic Failure
The Edmonton Oilers continued their play-off run in the team's hometown yesterday (April 30), and while they didn't manage to win on the ice, the crowd in the stands definitely deserves some recognition for its sportsmanship.
Alberta-born country star Brett Kissel was on hand to sing the Canadian and American national anthems, but his mic faltered when he tried to launch into "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fans at Rogers Place, however, stepped in and belted out every word.
Kissel later thanked attendees on Twitter, declaring that the "best singers and fans are in #OilCountry!"

Hockey Night in Canada gave a cheesy shout-out to the stand-in singers too.

Canadians being Canadians... 🇨🇦 • • @brettkissel

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Celebrities from the worlds of TV, sports, music and politics also showed their appreciation for the impromptu performance.

Hell, even far-right U.S. site Breitbart gave the Oilers fans props.

Despite the fans' valiant anthem delivery, the Oilers ultimately lost the game 6-3 to the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
Relive footage of the heroic anthem save below.