Watch American Idol season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips, perform the National Anthem before Game 2 of the 2014 World Series.
The game took place at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City where the Royals faced off against the San Francisco Giants.
Phillip performed the Star Spangled Banner at Game 1 of the World Series in 2012, the year that the singer took the crown. Currently, Phillip is on tour supporting his sophomore album, Behind the Light.
Singing the anthem is tricky.
This time, Phillip struggled in his lower register and never really recovered. The guitar accompaniment was a little odd, too.
ETA: I have reconsidered my first impression. The rendition, done in his style, started off iffy, but was solid, over all. I still prefer his 2012 version, which seemed more confident and dynamically nuanced.
Check out Phillip’s rendition right here.