Let me be clear. kind and also direct.
I gave up on asking to sing the anthem for the Cats after several attempts over two or three seasons years ago. Big deal right? True enough, except that I have sung it over 50 times over the last 15 years for the Leafs at the ACC. If you need me to prove it pm me and I'll give you the youtube info. so you can watch some of my anthem videos.
I am both a lifelong Ticat fan and for the last number of years a season ticket holder who offered to sing the anthem for free.
I sincerely do not say that in a bragging way but I certainly would love to have done it some time. For whatever reasons they chose not to have me which is certainly their absolute right to do but then they are indeed accountable for those who do sing it not just because of me but many others with experience who we know from this forum have also made inquires if not very direct offers to sing it.
I hope the young lady was nervous. The Canadian anthem is usually sung at a moderate to almost march pace. She slowed down to a very slow pace (which is somewhat unusual as people generally speed up if they are nervous) but the slowing down did not aid trying to work with the digital delay but probably for her made it worse which may have caused much of the pitch problems.
It is not remotely as easy as it would seem to be friends and if you think so with all due respect you would be very wrong. Most singers would feel bad for her myself included and a little perturbed with those who put her in that situation in the first place.