French president suffers through brass band butchering his country's national anthem in Egypt

The French president Francois Hollande has heard his country's national anthem many times - but never quite like this.

On the start of his official visit to Egypt, the national army band welcomed the leader with its very own rendition of La Marseillaise.

He remains impassive during the performance Credit: RTV

It was a valiant effort, but the Egyptian orchestra was wildly off-key.

Hollande's has been praised for his reaction - or lack thereof - during the 80-second interpretation:

And here's how it should sound...