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Christina Aguilera Responds to National Anthem Fumble

Christina Aguilera Responds to National Anthem Fumble

Christina Aguilera has responded to the discussion over her fumble of the lyrics to the National Anthem during her performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 6).

WATCH: Christina Aguilera perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV

” I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place,” Christina shared in a statement to JustJared.com. “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

Instead of singing the line “o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” Christina sang “what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.”

WHAT DID YOU THINK of Christina’s National Anthem performance?

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117 Responses to “Christina Aguilera Responds to National Anthem Fumble”

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  1. 26
    Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan Says:

    I think she comes off self-indulgent all the time. I think in her mind, doing vocal acrobaticcs is all she needs and she does not need to know lyrics. I find her type of singing incredibly annoying. There is no melody or heart to it. She needs to be locked in a room for 3 days and forced to listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Barbra Streisand. Oh and Aretha too. She needs to know what real singers sound like. Real singers don’t have to scream – it comes from the heart not the throat. FAIL.

  2. 27
    bruce Says:

    Geez..when did the expression scroo up require editing?

  3. 28
    Plainer Says:

    I cringe when entainers at sportsevents sing the national anthem because they try to improvise with the melody and almost scream when singing it. Don’t be fancy, just sing it straight with little off-key harmony . Christine made it too complicated and got into trouble…but nevertheless…she did okay but not as good as Whitney Houston’s. Damn Whitney’s rendition was good.

  4. 29
    T.C. Says:

    JUST GREAT!!!
    Do you think the Steeler player with tears flowing down noticed the mix-up?
    Hell, who on the street can tell you all the words?

  5. 30
    k Says:

    the true spirit of the anthem couldn’t breathe under all of her ridiculous vocal runs.

  6. 31
    janiece Says:

    everyone keeps mentioning whitneys version as being the best, but are people forgetting when beyonce sang the anthem a few years ago at the superbowl. in my opinion that is the best version hands down. gives me chills every time i listen to it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GzlGMxJO7U

  7. 32
    Joe Says:

    Lulz Failed.

    She is a well paid pro who failed to produce anything useful. At best she was unable to remember what elementary schoolers can… at worst she just did not care. both ways it was fail.

  8. 33
    Wendell B Says:

    Christina did fantastic! What an amazing voice and talent. Her performance was clearly engaging, emotional, and heart-felt. I didn’t know she could sing so well – such a range. This very, very minor “flub” proved that she WASNT lip-syncing – which in itself is rare and amazing (given that so many other performers in those situations lip-sync).

  9. 34
    bruce Says:

    Also, the National Anthem is not a gospel or R&B song. If someone chooses to sing America the Beautiful or God Bless America in the manner that she sang today, I have no problem with that. However, the National Anthem is in a totally different category.

  10. 35
    Malcolm Says:

    I think the only valid criticisms of Aguilera come from those who have performed this song in front of an audience of tens of millions of people. Add to that, they have to actually be SINGING the song, as opposed to the more common lip syncing to a recording.

    And she KNOWS the words, she’s done the song plenty of times. She made a mistake because she was focusing on performance, breathing, hitting notes and other things that virtually everyone who is critical of her knows nothing about. God forbid she has a mental hiccup — but she continued through the rest of the performance like a pro.

    I don’t even really LIKE her as an artist — I just find it amazing that people who would NEVER have the nerve to stand up there and perform get their kicks off slinging anonymous insults from their keyboards.

    Oh yeah – and Burlesque is bad and she’s gained weight. So clearly that makes YOU awesome.

  11. 36
    Carlitos Says:

    SING* You’re a dumbass! @laverdadduele:

  12. 37
    Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan Says:

    Then national anthem CAN be sung as a gospel song because it is celebrating the spirit of America and that in essence is GOSPEL. You just have to be a REALLY good gospel singer like Patti Labelle and Whitney Houston to pull it off though, otherwise it sounds like this hot mess.

  13. 38
    lidya Says:

    ooh you americans…

  14. 39
    Joey Says:

    I can’t believe the NFL hires these so called “grammy winning” morons who absolutely destroy our national anthem and replace it with their own versions as if they have some better way of their own??? Apparently they don’t know any better and it’s a disgrace to see these people attempt to sing the anthem while turning it into a pathetic show off gospel tune instead. Hasn’t anybody told these people that this isn’t about them personally and to sing the GD anthem the way it’s supposed to be sang, not some hacked up version where the melody and lyrics aparently don’t matter to them??? This really pisses me off and I wish I could tell them how I feel about their grammy winning performances, they wouldn’t do it again I can promise you that!

  15. 40
    jeimy Says:

    the girl can sing, no question, but this one was just horrible, not because the mistake she made, but because they way she decided it to sing, this is not MTV music awards or the gramys, please just show some respet, you don’t have to proof yourself to anyone.

  16. 41
    Boober Says:

    Deion Sanders on Twitter says, that the national anthem was a remix, and that the NFL was running short on time. You cant remix the National Anthem. For a pro singer….. sing it right or dont sign it at all. She screwed up once before, and did it again. There is no excuse for it. and yeah everyone is human, but i bet you….. We could stand up and sing our National Anthem (it may not be in tune) but we would sing it the right way.

  17. 42
    Boober Says:

    A straffing run by those fighter jets would have been appropriate for Christina Aguilera……..

  18. 43
    smshct Says:

    she is supposedly a pro…neither the voice or the botched lyrics demonstrated any semblence of professionalism

    A TOTAL DISGRACE…HORRID…SHE SHOULD DONATE HER PAY TO THE WOUNDED VETS

  19. 44
    smshct Says:

    she is supposedly a pro…neither the voice or the botched lyrics demonstrated any semblence of professionalism

    A TOTAL DISGRACE…HORRID…SHE SHOULD DONATE HER PAY TO THE WOUNDED VETS

  20. 45
    joeblow Says:

    Xtina sounded like a cat in heat. One thing these clueless entertainers better get through their pea brains is that you mess with the National Anthem your life is going to SUCK big time! ask roseann barr! Its not about messing up the lyric, she disrespected the song and the American people and those troops. The woman makes millions of dollars and she screws up OUR National Anthem, she is gonna pay big time for the MAJOR screw up.

  21. 46
    Joey Says:

    @laverdadduele: This POS is a disgrace and I would like to know who keeps asking these morons to show up and destroy the anthem by replacing it with their own suck a$$ show off lousy version as if somehow their way is better???

  22. 47
    Joey Says:

    @laverdadduele: This POS is a disgrace and I would like to know who keeps asking these morons to show up and destroy the anthem by replacing it with their own suck a$$ show off lousy version as if somehow their way is better???

  23. 48
    JJ Says:

    I agree with many of you. The lyric mess up is forgivable but what is with the horrible rendition and screaming. She has such a beautiful voice but the she disgraced the entire country with crocking out the song. They should have just let the Glee girl sing!

  24. 49
    Angel Says:

    @laverdadduele:
    Rude. She’s fwaking human idiot.@bruce: She knows the word, this is not the first time she sing the NA.. She was nervous.

  25. 50
    rae Says:

    wow! calm down people u act like its the end of the world by her messing up the song so what??! shes human, we make mistakes grow up!!

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