Christina Aguilera Messes Up Super Bowl National Anthem, Apologizes

Written by Michael Lambarde on Feb. 08, 2011

On Sunday night, singer and actress Christina Aguilera was given prime air-time to sing the national anthem in front of a record-breaking 111 million viewers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
However, it came as a shock to the audience at the stadium (who may have noticed, anyway) when the “Burlesque” singer fumbled and muffed up the lyrics of the song “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Instead of singing, “O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming”, the singer sang “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming”! This grave mistake has been criticized badly by all the listeners were shocked to hear such a grave mistake by a notable singer. However, after the event, Christina Aguilera gave an interview to a reputed media outlet and released an official statement where she apologized for her gaffe (click here to view the gaffe at the Super Bowl).

In the public apology, Christina Aguilera stated that she was caught up in the moment so badly that she lost her place and forgot her lyrics. The singer said that she could only hope that the nation understands her love for the country. However, the singer said that she could retain the true spirit of the anthem and urged the audience to realize it.

Initially, neither Christina Aguilera nor his representative had commented anything about the matter but the singer’s apology has been appreciated by many people. Singer Natasha Bedingfield took to social networking site to state that Christina Aguilera performed really well and she sung her heart out in her performance. Pussycat Dolls hottie Nicole Scherzinger also praised Christina Aguilera’s performance, in her statement she said that the “Burlesque” singer did a great job.

Video: Christina Aguilera’s Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl


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