Susan Boyle has been left red-faced on US television, failing to follow the showbiz mantra "the show must go on" after suffering a coughing fit.
Boyle, invited to sing the Christmas tune "O Holy Night" on daytime chat show The View, didn't seem to realise that the show was streamed live, leading to an extremely awkward moment.
After breaking off the song to cough, Boyle backed away from the microphone and looked around, attempting to stop the performance.
The singer then asked producers if she could start over while the cameras continued to roll.
At this point one of the show's co-hosts can be heard uttering "oh my God...".
Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.