Prior to her globally-televised miscue at Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera had sung the national anthem perfectly in the past, word for word, note for note.
Take Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, for example.
Or just take rehearsal that afternoon. A video has surfaced of Aguilera practicing the country's most patriotic single on the day of the big game, nailing every aspect of it. Does this mean she simply choked on a major stage? That her friends are somehow correct and a drinking problem played a role in the flub?
We can't say. We can just show you a beautiful rendition of the song and let you form your own opinion on Christina: