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.”

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Maybe if she would have just SUNG it instead of attempting all her vocalizations... it was painful to listen to her screeching.

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Why does anyone like Christina Aguilera? Beyotch can't remember 4 verses? She forgot lyrics and was just horrible overall. Can someone explain why they chose her to sing? Personally all the runs and musically gymnastics she does irritates me. Hate when white girls try to sing like black girls. You are white, Christina, and frankly not representin very well at that! Next time (assuming there ever will be a next time), pre-record the song cause you be a big mess!

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oh my god! how much are you evil and acid!! she messed up the lyrics but quickly got back on track, saving the song! she just kept going! Christina did not perform badly at all, in fact her voice pumped up the players and even brought a lot to tears!!

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This can happen to any singer but this was a epic fail all around.

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NOT JUST THE LYRICS "The Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key and adopted as our National Anthem. Several years ago Jose Feliciano's performance prompted public outrage when he held certain notes longer than written. Christina's rendition was so different from Key's original music that it is possible some would NOT recognize the song if the same NOTES Christina performed were written and played back. If one is going to perform this song which we are so proud of, then it should be performed as written, performed with pride, and with respect for our country. Creative twists by performers to "The Star Spangled Banner" should only be allowed in the solitude of ones shower.

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That's what happens when you get these Hollyweird personalities who are more worried about their selfish image and "artistic interpretation" of things than they are about not screwing the performance up! Some things like our National Anthem are not up for "interpretation"! Guess it goes with the same flippant attitude which the "Teleprompter in Chief" has for all things patriotic! The Superbowl halftime show gets worse every year! Next year it will be Lady Gagme in a "meat suit" butchering the National Anthem, though ironically butchering and meat suit would go together! God Help Us!

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I would crawl into a hole deep down if i were her....

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SHE DID GREAT U TRY SIGNING IT INFRONT OF PEOPLE N YES U GET CAUGHT UP IN THE SONG ITS EMOTINAL WHEN SOMEONE W A GOOD VOICE SINGS IT!

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IF I WAS AGUILERA, I WOULD CRAW IN A HOLE. WHAT A SHAME SHE MADE OF HER SELF. WHY DON"T YOU CHECK THE SO CALLED TALENT OUT BEFORE YOU PUT THEM OUT THERE TO MAKE A FOOL OF THEIRSELF? HALF TIME WAS AWFUL THIS YEAR. THE MONEY WASTED.

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