His televised performance was viewed by millions all over the world.
But instead of singing "marilah kita bersatu", which means "let us unite", he sang “marilah kita berseru" which means "let us proclaim".
Speaking to MediaCorp, Taufik said, he's very sorry for making the error.
He said he was very nervous while singing.
But the winner of the first season of Singapore Idol added that he's aware that there's no excuse for him to make such an error.
Taufik says he hopes that the public will forgive him for what he refers to as an "honest mistake." - 938LIVE/vm
Aiya the media is playing up to this sort of things again. You know I was driving this morning and a 90.5 FM DJ was talking about the above issue and kind of insinuating that one should not make mistake singing the national anthem,more so from a celebrity.Come la everyone makes mistake ok? No one is perfect so lets not run down poor Taufik who is already so remorseful.Don't worry Tuafik,unkle here is on your side. Time will erase all these criticisms.Just go on and give your best.
Cheers to Taufik !!!