Christina Aguilera flubs the National Anthem at Superbowl 2011

7 Feb

It is one thing to make a mistake. But to make a mistake while singing our nation’s anthem for the biggest TV audience of the year, is a completely different story. This past Sunday night, Christina Aguilera messed up a few lines of the national anthem before the kick off of the Superbowl game.

Instead of singing “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming” she improvised and said “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.” When the cameras panned to the players, it was clear that some looked confused as they looked at each other. However, I have to say- Aguilera was quite professional and didn’t skip a beat while finishing the song without hesitation or mistake. On her end, anyone could have made the same mistake. I’m sure her nerves overtook her.

Watch her performance for Superbowl 2011 below


6 Responses to “Christina Aguilera flubs the National Anthem at Superbowl 2011”

  1. ang4546 February 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I really feel bad for Christina Aguilera because of all the bad talk she is getting for this. It was an honest mistake, and those lyrics are so outdated anyway. The national anthem is a difficult song to sing as it is, I can’t imagine performing it in front of millions of people. I see that many people are angry that she did not remember the words, but we are all human right? She was not mocking the song or being disrespectful in any way. I’m confused as to how this is a career threatening mistake.

  2. emmyjoy February 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    I think there is no excuse for this mistake! When singing your own nation’s national anthem, you should know the lyrics! I couldn’t sing the national anthem for the super bowl but this is a performer who has been singing for a very long time and who has performed in front of countless fans in her career. I think her mistake is a bad reflection of America’s celebrities to the world. It’s really too bad.

    • heatherrose April 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

      My jaw literally dropped after she sang the wrong lyrics. I agree with Emily, there’s no excuse, you live in The United States, learn the National Anthem! Anyways thanks for the interesting post:)


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