When a singer failed to make it to this basketball game a police officer stepped in to sing the national anthem. Officer Carlton Smith, who was previously a contestant on American Idol gave a brilliant performance and the video has gone viral.
Smith gave a soul stirring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner just before West Virginia University took on University of Kansas on Tuesday.
‘Any chance I get to do the national anthem is always a big deal to me,’ officer Smith told Inside Edition after the performance on Tuesday night.
‘I was just basically hoping I didn’t mess it up too much.’
Singer Leslie Dorchester, who was meant to perform but was delayed by a snowstorm, was pleased for the police man.
‘Good things happen to those who are late,’ she tweeted.