Boy sings national anthem at baseball game despite hiccups

Adelaide boy sings anthem through hiccups

Ethan Hall struggles through an onset of hiccups to sing the Australian national anthem at a baseball game in Adelaide.

Australians all let us ... hiccup.

A young singer from Adelaide has become an internet sensation after performing Advance Australia Fair at a baseball game through a bad case of hiccups.

Ethan Hall, dressed in a smart red vest and black pants, took a deep breath as his name was announced at the Brisbane Bandits and Adelaide Bite game in South Australia on Friday night.

Ethan Hall takes a deep breath before starting the national anthem with a case of the hiccups.
Ethan Hall takes a deep breath before starting the national anthem with a case of the hiccups. 

He burst into song, only for each line to be interrupted by a hiccup.

Players and officials on the field appeared to stifle their laughter, and turned around to look at Ethan, then gave him exuberant high-fives for getting through the entire anthem.

Several international sports websites ran the footage of Ethan's performance.

Ethan gained widespread admiration for his perseverance.
Ethan gained widespread admiration for his perseverance. 

"What a job! Atta kid! Lesser performers would have cut and run, but this first-grader stuck it out," the CBS Sports report said.

Website Deadspin captioned the video: "We salute you, young sir".

Fairfax Media