7-year-old bravely battles hiccups while singing the national anthem

Nailed it.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Nov 22, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 2:56 pm CDT

Hiccups can really ruin a moment, but one young singer didn’t let that get in the way of his performance. 

On Friday night, a 7-year-old named Ethan Hall was tasked with singing the Australian national anthem before a Brisbane-Adelaide ABL game. Almost immediately, he starts hiccuping, and the camera pans out to catch the reactions of the players, who are having a hard time keeping straight faces. 

But young Ethan didn’t seem too embarrassed afterwards: He got a bunch of high-fives out of it. Carry on. 

Screengrab via ALBtv.com/YouTube 

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2015, 2:05 pm CST