Iam Tongi, victor of the 21st season of "American Idol," expressed remorse when he inadvertently neglected to take off his hat during his performance of the national anthem.
Tongi delivered this significant performance at the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Monday. The singer first gained prominence after his triumphant run on "American Idol" in May.
"First try at singing the National Anthem. So nervous that it was in front of such a huge crowd. And apologize for being so nervous and forgot to take off the hat," Tongi wrote in a caption accompanying a video he uploaded to YouTube.
He also apologized on Twitter, saying, "Tens of thousands of people. I walk out and my uncle reminds me to remove my hat before I start singing. I remember. A few seconds later the nerves took in and didn’t remember until it was all done. I will try to do better next time."
Tens of thousands of people. I walk out and my uncle reminds me to remove my hat before I start singing. I remember. A few seconds later the nerves took in and didn’t remember until it was all done. I will try to do better next time ???????? pic.twitter.com/CUbwQXU0js
— Iam Tongi (@wtongi) July 11, 2023
Despite the error, many fans voice their support.
"Your rendition was inspiring and beautiful. If you are worried (in the future) just have somebody grab the hat, adjust your outfit. Keep your head high!" one person told him.
"Much respect for your response," another user wrote. "More important is you did such an amazing job on the song itself. Great job. Congrats to your accomplishments! You deserve it all. Go get em bro."
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