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This Time, You Can Hear Her Finish The National Anthem

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This Time, You Can Hear Her Finish The National Anthem

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This Time, You Can Hear Her Finish The National Anthem

This Time, You Can Hear Her Finish The National Anthem

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If you haven't seen this video yet, may we suggest taking 3 minutes to watch?

It just may make your day a little better. As you'll see and hear, 8-year-old Elizabeth Hughes was doing a great job singing The Star-Spangled Banner last week at a Norfolk (Va.) Admirals minor league hockey game when the microphone cut out with about 30 seconds to go.

And then ... the crowd comes to life and joins in. It's a nice moment. The video has "gone viral," as they say:

http://www.youtube.com/DorothyShiloffHughes YouTube

Today, All Things Considered's Michele Norris spoke with Elizabeth, who says she was disappointed about what happened "because I didn't get to sing my high note":

Michele Norris and Elizabeth Hughes

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Well, Michele gave Elizabeth the chance to do her big finish. Listen along. She nails it:

This time, Elizabeth gets to finish the song

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You can hear more of Michele's conversation with Elizabeth on today's ATC. Click here to find an NPR station that streams or webcasts the show.