Christina Aguilera National Anthem Effort: FAIL!

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Poor Christina Aguilera.

The singer choked on the biggest stage of her career Sunday night, stepping to midfield prior to Super Bowl XLV and flubbing a lyric to the national anthem. Aguilera left out the words "O’er the ramparts we watched” and instead inserted “What so proudly we watched" in their place.

Watch the entire performance for yourself:

We really do feel bad for Christina, who has sung this iconic song in public on a number of occasions. Still, it was not the most embarrassing thing to happen to her this year.

UPDATE: Aguilera has released the following statement in response to the gaffe:

"I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”


Who gives a fat S@$*T, she is one hell of a singer. Give it a rest. DO you even know what a frigging rampart is? idiots.


Lea Michele to Christina Aguilera: I WIN.


The First President Bush called Roseanne Barr's rendition of The National Anthem disgraceful back in 1990. I did not think that anyone could come along and do it worst than Roseanne, but hearing
Christina mess up such an important song at an event like The Super Bowl was absolute torture. The Star Spangled Banner is not the easiest song for everybody to be able to sing in such a public forum, but it appears that she was trying to prove something by giving it an extra flare with her own signature on it, and in this case it did not work. I am just saying!!


That's what happens when someone tries to show off their voice. Quit making a massacre out of a beautiful song that doesn't belong to you


The whole comment about Lady Gaga in a meat suit is freaking hilarious- I love our national anthem and love it being performed in the upmost respect and with class. I think she was a complete insult to the American people, our military and our nation. Who's idea was it to have her perform at the Superbowl in the first place? What the hell were you thinking? As far as I'm concerned she should not be allowed to sing that song at any event again.
I understand it people make mistakes and no one is perfect but her performance and personal appearance fell well below minimal acceptance.


I actually knew this would become a train wreck after she finished the the first line. Didn't expect her to BLOW the lyric's though. I could look beyond that if the rendition had been performed without the LOOK-AT-ME version that seems to be the norm these day's. I would assume that most of her "fan base" are not old enough to remember Roseanne Barr's stunt in July 1990 at the Padres/Reds game. Her career hasn't been the same since. That one was truly "disrespectful" and I believe that was George H.W. Bush's exact word to describe it as well.


This is what happens when "artists" concentrate more on vocal acrobatics than on actually delivering the song. I must be old because it seems to be that none of these younger singers can actually hold a note and they all seem to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown or something.


pathetic,, would rather have a mediocre singer who knew the words then a worn out pop star who tries to over kill the anthem and misses lines, just disrespectful


Epic Fail! The only thing we felt was embarrassment because she forgot the words to the most iconic song in the history of the United States! Why don't these fools just lip sync the song during the Super Bowl???? In fact, why do we need a big name to sing it al all???? Just play the music, put your hand on your heart, face the flag and sing it yourself! It just set the tone for the game and the white hot mess of a halftime show that followed...


i thought she was not good either but hey noone is prefect just like taylor swift on the kick off week i hope they pick someone better next year


Christina Aguilera Biography

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Full Name
Christina María Aguilera

Christina Aguilera Quotes

It's kind of hilarious! I've never fit into an E-cup before. I look at my husband and go, 'Guess what size this bra is?' And when I tell him, he's just amazed. We keep the tags that prove it, to look back for memory's sake!

Christina Aguilera [on her breastfeeding bust size]

Oh, my God, candy! I had a huge craving for candy toward the end of the pregnancy, from Starbursts to Skittles. I actually took a picture of myself with my big belly in a little lingerie top, surrounded by bowls of the candy I like

Christina Aguilera [on pregnancy cravings]