Without being prepared to perform, he knocked the national anthem out of the park.
If you’ve tried to sing along to the U.S. National Anthem in the past, you know it’s hard to hit all the right notes. So imagine doing that in front of a large group of people!
At age 17, a high school junior named Isaac Bryant gave it a go – and he wasn’t even planning on performing.
To be fair, Bryant’s goal is to be a singer. You don’t just let anyone belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a public event.
But his solo came about in an interesting way – at a high school wrestling match at Ohio’s Mechanicsburg High School. Apparently, there was no one other to sing the anthem.
“They needed somebody to sing the national anthem, so I’m like, ‘I’ll do it’,” said Bryant.
With a little prodding from a friend, the teen went for it – and he gave an impressive performance by anyone’s standards.
“I just sang from the bottom of my heart,” he said.