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Christina Aguilera Fumbles Super Bowl National Anthem Lyrics (VIDEO)

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 6th 2011 9:50PM
Christina Aguilera Sings National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV
by Rob Shuter, PopEater.com

Christina Aguilera, always a pro singing the national anthem, couldn't make it through the Star Spangled Banner before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLV. Aguliera, who has handled the task without issue before NBA games, botched the lyrics badly halfway through the song.

Instead of "'O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming" turned into "what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last [unintelligable lyric]."

Luckily, Aguilera had the quick, crowd-rousing "rocket's red glare" line to follow it up, which she nailed and got the packed Cowboys Stadium quickly on her side.

Still, our eyewitnesses in Dallas tell us that the crowd had some drastic reactions. "This was the biggest performance of her career and she blew it," a source with a VIP view tells me. "To mess up the lyrics was a disaster."

Watch Christina Flub the National Anthem Lyrics


Another source tells us the televised roars of the crowds weren't as loud in person. "A hush fell over the stadium and everyone was looking at each other."

After the Star Spangled Banner wrapped, Aguilera headed backstage where a source tells me that the singer is "devastated." She knows she messed up big time. It's an honor to be ask and she let America and herself down. She doesn't want anyone around her. Everyone telling her she was great but she knows the truth."

Cheer up Christina. Your voice sounded as amazing as ever.

Maybe it was the pressure of the big game. After all, Aguilera got the lyrics spot on during her take on the anthem at last year's NBA Finals. Want proof? Watch Below:



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cjmergie

Your wrong about this statement Luckily, Aguilera had the quick, crowd-rousing "rocket's red glare" line to follow it up, which she nailed and got the packed Cowboys Stadium quickly on her side. THEY WERENT ON HER SIDE, THEY WERE CHEERING THE PICTURE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN AFGHANISTON. JUST LIKE DURING LEE MICHAELS SONG AND THEY CHEERED WHEN THEY SHOWED A PICTURE OF THE BUSHES. IT WAS OBVIOUS BUT APPARENTLY YOU MISSED IT.

February 07 2011 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ackebea

She was just awesome yesterday...............

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February 07 2011 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cjcno9

Lyrics? I didn't hear her sing at all. I couldn't get past the hair .. was it a wig? is that her real hair? I could not tell if it is fried or synthetic. If a wig then she needs to get a new stylist. My balding grandmother had a better wig in 1969 than that thing on Xtina's head.

February 07 2011 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Angelique

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West, Katy Perry and more react to Christina's performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0UVxnGb8Gg LMAO

February 07 2011 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
devinmcmusters

What disrespect she showed the United States and her people.

February 07 2011 at 9:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

Totally agree with Kryptonite's comment. "The Star Spangled Banner" is not a pop song to be stylized; it is our national anthem and should be sung as written by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith. Period!

February 07 2011 at 12:56 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Jim Nelson

She's the female Enrico Palazzo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MIr-S6mwFk

February 06 2011 at 11:07 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
KRYPTONITE

Can't ANYONE sing that song the way it was written? She's a great singer but all that stylizing sucks!

February 06 2011 at 10:29 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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Jim Nelson

I'd feel sorry for her if it was just a question of screwing up the lyrics. That was a mistake, and really, who amongst us hasn't had a few moments in our lives that we'd like to forget. I actually found all of the extra syllables and vocal gymnastics to be far more annoying, and she was doing that on purpose. The girl from Glee who sang before her was also guilty of this, albeit to a lesser extent. We should all feel free to berate these "singers" to our heart's content.

February 06 2011 at 11:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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