Before the Australian Open men’s final, tennis fans noticed that the performer made an unfortunate mistake with the national anthem

Before the Australian Open men’s final at the Rod Laver Arena, tennis fans noticed an unfortunate mistake with the national anthem

Australian singer-songwriter Gordi was panned after making an awkward mistake during the final Australian Open men’s pre-match ceremony and singing incorrect lyrics for the national anthem

Instead of singing “Because we are one and free” in the second line, she recited the earlier lyric “Because we are young and free”, which was discarded seven weeks ago

On New Year’s Eve, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Governor General David Hurley had endorsed the federal government’s recommendation to change the anthem

“Last year we again demonstrated the indomitable spirit of the Australians and the combined efforts that have always enabled us to assert ourselves as a nation. It is time to ensure that this great unity is better reflected in our national anthem” said Morrison

“Even if Australia is still relatively young as a modern nation, the history of our country is ancient, as is the stories of the many peoples of the First Nations, whose responsibility we rightly recognize and respect

“In the spirit of unity, it is only right that we ensure that our national anthem reflects this truth and shared appreciation”

It was the first change to the anthem since the Hawke administration in 1984, when it was changed from God Save the Queen to Advance Australia Fair

Despite the change, Gordi sang the outdated lyrics in the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening, and unfortunately the mistake did not go unnoticed

Last year Aria @GordiMusic gave up the performance to return to her career as a doctor and work on the front lines against the pandemic. Tonight, she’s playing the Australian national anthem at the Rod Laver Arena # AusOpen BildTwittercom / UxGiHdkOEF

In contrast to most performances of the national anthem, the 28-year-old sang without any accompanying music Their a cappella rendition echoed through the legendary venue

She also recited the national anthem before the women’s final on Saturday night in the same place

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Source: https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/australian-open/australian-opens-awkward-anthem-blunder-ahead-of-mens-final/news-story/6431f4b1f9b003a138061f532c81bbef