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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 “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. 51
    stormy Says:

    I like Christina, but there is no excuse to not prepare yourself for this type of event and failing to sing the National Anthem correcting in front of millions of people around the world. No excuse. There is sheet music, ya know. This isnt the end of the world but I do think at all national events as Americans we need to require all musicians to meet with professionals and get some training before they try and inflict us all with these getto-pop variations of our national anthem. People are not impressed.

  2. 52
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Shes fat and now like too short

  3. 53
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Haa haa ha ha ha

  4. 54
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Alway fake hair

  5. 55
    Danny Says:


    I haven’t seen this performance, nor do I intend to. I have no comment re: her performance; however, I do have to comment on dumb people. For someone to come on and trash talk about someone has no validity ESPECIALLY if an idiot can’t even spell. Poor America, you failed giving the basic education to laverdaduele. Time to sing out, I mean, sign out.

  6. 56
    Sfc Army Ret Says:

    Our national anthem is very sacred to this country and should be treated with the utmost respect and reverence. Those that sing it should do so with the intent to do it proud and to honor those that created and paid the ultimate price to make this country what it is today. It’s great to hear performers put a little dazzle in it but ultimately you sing it correctly and know the words. Any famous person or celebrity that has accepted the honor to sing it should take it seriously and rehearse it. To give the excuse that she was nervous is not enough. She had performed a million times in front of millions of people in different venues to have gotten this one correct. But I really think it’s a tragedy to think that there are several Americans that don’t know the words themselves. Those that have responded to this as no big deal should really think about moving. Our national anthem is symbolic to all the men and women throughout our history that gave their life to allow our freedom and that is a big deal. You stand up, take your hat off, stop talking and give honor when this song is played. You should get goosebumps and think about this great country when you heart the national anthem and if you don’t know the words yourself google it.

  7. 57
    Jm Says:

    Sfc Army Ret has it exactly right.

  8. 58
    Donna Says:


    b*tch, just apologize! if that was me, my statement would’ve been, “To the American people: i apologize from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been singing the national anthem since I was 7 and this is the first time this has happened to me. It’s easy to lose yourself in such a surreal moment and for that, I apologize.”

    NOT “oh i had so much love, hope you felt it.” Too bad the audience saw your LACK of emotion behind it.

  9. 59
    Chanelle Says:

    Well, I though it was good, everyone should just chill coz if that was you, you’d expect for people to forgive you & not want everyone to be hating so if yah comments are mean than just keep it to yah self ! Poor girl feels bad enough so just stop with the hatrid coz ya’ll probably can’t even sing anyways & the way everyone’s going on about it… atleast she kept singing something rather than stopping ! ! !

  10. 60
    Joey Says:

    It is absolutely astounding to me that the people who sing our national anthem DON’T know any better than to sing it the way it was origionally intended. These days apparently they all seem to think singing the anthem is a time for them to show off, this is what really gets to me. How embarrassing! They don’t know any better and somehow the people responsible for hiring these turds don’t seem to know any better either??? I bet i’m not alone in saying that I would rather hear a military band play the national anthem while the fans sing along as opposed to what we continually have to suffer through with these turds who can’t even get the lyric right. I knew this would happen again, I knew it and when I heard the first three seconds of her I had to turn the channel. That was it! I can’t be the only one who is really pissed that this problem continues on and on without anybody putting a stop to it. Tell these people to sing the anthem correctly, NOT their own way showing off and making a gospel show tune out of it.

  11. 61
    laverdadduele Says:

    @Carlitos: @Danny: A typo doesn’t make anyone an idiot or dumb. I’m sure we all have at some point, even YOU. However, how much of an idiot are you for taking the time to comment and make a big deal out of it? Get a life and most importantly get over yourself.

  12. 62
    melissa asherman Says:

    I like her but I don’t consider myself a fan or anything but… People need to get over about the whole Christina Aguilera thing on the superbowl. She messed up a line, she didn’t kill anyone! It was a mistake and she was nervous! You try singing on an important night in front of millions… umm you’d probably forget a line too!

  13. 63
    Sfc Army Ret Says:

    Those of you that see nothing wrong with this are also the ones that have done nothing for this country. You haven’t served in the military, never saw combat, never bled, sweat or cried because you lost a comrade that served next to you. Probably just go through life without a clue of what it takes to make this country great. Probably take what you have for granted and will never make a sacrifice for this country. Probably don’t know the words to the”pledge of allegiance”. Probably still won’t get it after reading what people write about this snafu. But unfortunately that is what makes this country great….the right for people to go through life ignorant of the sacrifices that were made for you to live that way.

  14. 64
    KAW_Like_a_crow Says:

    Christina sang Our nation’s anthem like any superstar with a good voice would have. If you have ever seen an arrangement for this song you will see that no particular speed is indicated; so in a sense, the entire song is up for interpretaion. Christina’s choice to sing the song slowly to showcase her voice was refreshing for that fact that nobody has heard anything from her for years. Could it have been better? Sure Should she have remembered the lyrics? Yes.

    Next case. I am an aspiring actor, and to this day I have never been able to recite my lines verbatim. The real talent is when you realize that mistake and act like it didn’t happen. Don’t go back and try to fix it, don’t dwell on the past. Sure she messed up the words of the National Anthem, but the energy she was putting out showed how much she does love this country! You can’t fake singing with emotion, it just doesn’t happen. Many people are getting mad at her for forgetting one line out of the song, but I think Francis Scott Key would be pretty sad to hear most Americans don’t even know the last 3 verses.

    Finally I leave you with a little bit of knowledge. The Star Spangled Banner was origionally a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key about what he saw from an enamy ship just outside of Fort McHenrey. This “song” didn’t become our nation’s anthem until March 3, 1931. pretty neat stuff right? Oh yeah, and did I mention, the Star Spangled Banner stole the melody of a famouse English drinking song? Tying that into my first paragraph, English dringking songs have no tempo… That means the anthem has no set tempo, so quit complaining!

  15. 65
    Joey Says:

    To the “WHATEVER” crowd, If you don’t know any better either, don’t pass this off as if it were no big deal or as if you speak for the rest of us, YOU DON’T and IT IS! That is precisely what is wrong with this country, there is an ilk of people in this country who seem to have adopted this attitude of complacency and mediocrity as if it destroying the anthem were ok. You don’t speak for me and you never will! I am going to do everything in my power in the music business to put a stop to this continual disgrace of our national anthem by the “grammy” award winning crowd who can’t seem to get it right. That includes the morons who continue to pick these people without telling them to please “sing the anthem the way it was written” NOT some jive gospell version as if it were a church choir audition!

  16. 66
    meg Says:

    If it was another country’s national anthem that she messed up I can understand people being pissed but I figure you’re allowed to mess up your own from time to time…
    Hell i mess up the words on ours (the Canadian one) sometimes because I’ll randomly switch between English and French…

  17. 67
    R Says:

    She ruined the song and she looked like a mess.

  18. 68
    Joey Says:

    NO WAY, Don’t just push this aside, it is important to understand that our national anthem already has a MELODY and LYRIC and they need to sing it the way it was intended. It’s a march and has a certain cadence which makes it so powerful. Don’t you understand WHY this is so important??? To have to suffer through watching our national anthem get shredded by some award winning hack is more than I can handle, I have to turn the channel. I can’t even watch it! Whitney Houston did an amazing version and she’s a rare example who actually made her version work. It was really well done but most of them ruin it. This has happened too many times and needs to be addressed. It sets the wrong example and is a national embarrassement for the rest of the world to see.

  19. 69
    XtinaFanForever Says:

    haters get a life ,, Christina is still amazing, still beautiful and dirrty and i love her!!

  20. 70
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    It’s a remix guys.. I love it. She’s still the best. better than whitney-lipsync-houston

  21. 71
    dannie Says:

    I thought Snookie dyed her hair platnium blonde.

  22. 72
    hot shiat Says:

    If this was Iran, we could take the ****** out back and shoot her.

  23. 73
    Joey Says:


  24. 74
    Grandma of Four Says:

    Christina has an amazing voice! I think if she had chosen to just sing the National Anthem correctly instead of adding all the embellishments, she would not have lost her place. Whitney Houston’s version was spot on…studio or not, it was appropriately sung and still to this day sends chills….absolutely breathtaking! Christina will get other chances to sing our anthem and I hope she will choose to present it correctly. She can still hit those high notes and send the crowd into a frenzy with a straight up version! :-)

  25. 75
    ina Says:

    Should have been Jessica Simpson she always does the anthem justice

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