SALT LAKE CITY - Her rendition of the National Anthem at the Summit County fair made a singer the talk of the internet after officials publicly apologized for what the crowd heard.
Some blasted her online questioning whether she was drunk; Jennie Lea insists she wasn't.
"I understand why they thought that I was completely hammered. I listened to the recordings and I was like - wow."
Lea says she finds peace in the beauty around her childhood home - and that's exactly what she needed after becoming an unwanted meme.
"It was definitely a huge dig into my pride into who I am."
The singer said she's been trolled online because of her bad moment.
"When I started singing I was like this is not going to be good," she explained.
She said feedback and not having a sound check before the performance is what led to the poor vocals.
"I just tried to do the right thing,and keep on going."