Man Gets Chance to 'Do-Over' Viral National Anthem Fail

"GMA" and Dierks Bentley help retired Deputy Sheriff Ezra Harris sing the national anthem.
3:00 | 02/25/14

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Today's "Great gma do-over." Let's take you back. We watched as the marching band turned this -- well, epic pileup into a major win with an amazing live performance. I dare say they nailed it. They did. So now here we go, turning to retired deputy sheriff Ezra Harris from Chattanooga, Tennessee and ever since his rendition of the national anthem went a little awry, Ezra has dreamed of a do-over so, Ezra, today is your day. We gave him all the tools he needed to kick this off on a high note. But first let's set the stage for you. ♪ At the twilight's last reaming". Over the years even some of music's biggest and brightest stars have managed to mangle the national anthem. ♪ Dawn's early light ♪ Reporter: And for one man, 53-year-old now retired deputy sheriff Ezra Harris simply answering the call of duty by singing the national anthem at a police event. ♪ well, let's just say Ezra feels their pain. Harris admits readily he is not a professional singer, was caught on tape flubbing the notes. ♪ Stars were still there ♪ Reporter: And the words. ♪ And the home of the free ♪ Reporter: The video was then posted to youtube and went viral in no time with over 1.3 million hits to date. Inside I just couldn't get myself together. Reporter: In the video his colleagues can even be seen struggling to keep their composure but insist Harris who is a beloved member of the community was simply having a bad day. He's a great guy, community servant and I think when he was asked to do that, all he thought was this is an honor. Reporter: So enter the "Great gma do-over" and sent him to Nashville to meet up with country superstar Dierks Bentley for some vocal lessons. ♪ Whose bright stripes and bright stars ♪ Reporter: The 11-time grammy nominee gave Harris the jam session of a lifetime. ♪ And the home of the brave ♪ Bring it home. Whoo! And overnight Harris met up with J.J. Hairston from youthful praise Goss tell choir in Connecticut practicing one last time for his live do-over, a moment he says he has dreamed about for years. I'm hoping to reinvent myself, you know, to get this second chance and just really give it a good punch. Dierks is helping out and helping an incredible man, Ezra Harris, right ow to the do-over he has been waiting and praying for, of course, Dierks came all the way from Nashville to see Ezra Harris have his moment. We know you've got it. Come on now, everyone with me together. Do it over! Ezra, the stage is yours. ♪ O say, can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ O'er the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave? ♪ ♪ home of the brave ♪ Yes! I feel like we should have a flyover. Come on over here. Ezra Harris, ladies and gentlemen. Ezra, the do-over is yours. How do it feel? Wonderful, wonderful, great, great to have a chance to reinvent myself. I tell you what, of all the songs to reinvent yourself with, just a stirring rendition, Dierks, I know you got to spend some Te -- Oh, yes, great. Dierks, what do you think? Oh, man, he did so good. That's the best moment in my life in New York hearing you sing it. I appreciate it. The choir, unbelievable. Congratulations. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Congratulations. To all of y'all, I appreciate it. We want to thank Dierks, the choir, J.J. Hairston and the youthful praise and the New York police department for making this special. Thank you all. Thank you all. What a do-over. That was a wonderful thing.

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