Fergie Defends Christina Aguilera’s National Anthem Gaffe

Written by Michael Lambarde on Feb. 10, 2011

Christina Aguilera recently became the center of jokes from late-night talk show hosts and critics after Sunday’s Super Bowl National Anthem gaffe. The media outlets and all the critics have put the singer under scanner for flubbing a few lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. While singing the song in front of millions of audience, Christina Aguilera sang, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming” instead of “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming”. The singer has since apologized to the media for her mistake, but she is still being subjected to never ending criticisms. On the other hand, The Black Eyed Peas singer, Fergie, who along with her band rocked the half time show stood by the “Burlesque” actress and defended her gaffe.

While speaking about Christina Aguilera’s incident Fergie told a media outlet that Super Bowl XLV was a grand event and Cowboys Stadium is is huge venue. The “”Hey Mama” singer said that in such a big venue the performers might lose their nerves out of tension. Fergie said that she completely understands what Christina Aguilera must have gone through. The Black Eyed Peas singer also praised Christina Aguilera by saying that she is one of the best singers of modern time and nobody can take away her recognition away from her. Fergie insisted on the fact that mistakes are a part of life and “to err is human” and “We’re human”.

Fergie even spoke about her Super Bowl half-time show. The stunning singer said that there were some deficiencies in her own performance as well. The “I Gotta Feeling” singer said that at one point of time she felt that her notes were “pitchy”. However, the singer said that the whole experience of singing in Super Bowl XLV was “exhilarating”.


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