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Fergie Defends Christina Aguilera's Super Bowl Performance

Fergie Defends Christina Aguilera's Super Bowl Performance

Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie is sticking up for Christina Aguilera‘s Super Bowl performance.

“You know what?” Fergie shared on on Dan Patrick‘s radio show. “It’s such a huge venue, your nerves take a hold of you. I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you. … But you get nervous at these things. We’re human.”

As for her own performance, Fergie admits it wasn’t perfect.

“Some of my notes were pitchy to me,” she shared. “It was so exhilarating. The whole thing. It was so big. That’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

BEP‘s will.i.am added, “Xtina sing’n wonderful.”

American Idol vet Jordin Sparks also shared, “The test of a true artist is continuing even when things go a little left & not letting people know it did during the performance. I love Xtina.”

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  • Mytho

    Yeah whatever Fergie!!

  • Rosario

    Glad Fergie and other of Christina’s peers are supporting. And America likes to think they have hearts, my ass. People in the industry are having more heart!

  • Angelina

    THIS FOREVER!

    ” I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you. … But you get nervous at these things. We’re human.”

  • Ashley

    I feel bad for all the flack Christina’s getting. After everything in the last year and now this… I think people are making a bigger deal out of this than it is. I mean yes, it’s bad to screw up the National Anthem, especially when you’ve been singing it since you were like, 7, at football games. But it’s not like she said completely different words from a different song. It was still a lyric to the song, and she was probably so nervous and jittery in front of over 100 million people, that she wasn’t thinking clearly. Especially knowing that those people are probably gossiping about and judging her.

    At least she sang live and didn’t go out there and lip sync and fake it like some current singers would. She tried, she messed up, she’s owned up to it, she’s not making excuses about how her mic was messed up or whatever. Lets say good job, could’ve been better but a valiant effort, and move on.

  • Dubya Bush

    Well, Atleast she’s set herself up for a HUGE comeback! Now all she has to do is deliver.

  • jansen

    Yah, its totally not the easiest thing to perform in front of 100 million people. Anyone can sing in front of like 30 people if it was on a daily basis. but a Super Bowl sized performance that happens here and there in someones lifetime. of course there’s going to be nerves! sure it was a bit of a fumble but she gracefully finished it off just fine to where i didn’t even notice until people started tweeting about it.

  • whateveritis

    People just don’t like Christina right now and that’s completely fine. If she didn’t mess up the lyrics, I’m sure people would have found something else wrong. Singing, hair, clothes, make-up, outfit, shoes, nail color, etc.

    I just want to know if the people judging her know the lyrics 100% themselves and if they can sing the national anthem at the Superbowl. Matter of fact, at this point, I will accept anyone who can sing at their child’s Little League baseball game.

    SHE MESSED UP THE LYRICS. Wow. That’s SO tragic. My God, she’s gonna make the economy crash, keep the troops in Iraq some extra months, make thousands upon thousands lose their jobs, have children they can’t support, make people have cancer and HIV/AIDS, etc.

    It’s NOT the end of the WORLD. That’s happening in 2012 or 2039. Whichever one you prefer.

  • bubbaness

    Translation:

    If I jump on the Christina bandwagon, even to offer support, nobody will notice that I sucked worse!!

  • Lily

    LOVE FERGIE

    BUT I LOVE USHER AND SLASH MORE

  • Natalie

    Awww we love you Xtina! Humans make mistakes!

  • or226758

    Love you, xtina!

  • laverdadduele

    Of course she’s going to defend her. They both sucked big time and she has to cover her own a.s.s. They better find a better excuse than being “nervous”. You’re supposed to be PROFESSIONAL singers and rehearse until you nail it. I’m sure Whitney, Beyonce, Carrie U. and others were are nervous as well, but as a professional, you don’t allow that to get in the way, specially if you’re singing the National Anthem. Christina failed last night and she will better off acknowledging it than making up lame excuses.

    As of Fergie and the BEP, not so great without the auto-tune filter, huh?

  • Daniel

    Well stated! She had done more live performances, flawlessly, over he past 11 years of her career, she’s allowed a flubbed line or two. Big whoop! Moving on….

    @Ashley:

  • renee

    She sounded and looked like pure crap. She was a H.A.M. (Hot Ass Mess). My cat could have sang it better. It was a disgrace! Stop defending these people that make more money than God! Learn the words alright! Stop putting yourself out there so much and stay home and take care of your kid! How much did you drink or smoke before the Anthem because you sure looked awful?

  • Visitor Zero

    I don’t know where Fergie gets off complaining about her pitch – we could all hear the automated pitch correction on all of Black Eyed Peas’ members in every one of their televised performances this year. In today’s music media, splashy pitch-corrected dance acts are hailed as our best musicians.

  • http://Ja Sligo ^__^ cute

    Fergie nice in party

  • http://furiousexcite Joe Lizotte

    how could some say that was crap –she has real extreme talent–if she was black then they wouldnt say anything–no one is perfect she did a great job just not totally perfect so what she sings it all the time —for Fegie to back her up like yeah right everyone should be & stop hatingto me Fergie ant shit compared to a real voice !

  • FAIL

    NOT ONLY DID XTINA FORGET THE LYRICS TO HER COUNTRY’S NATIONAL ANTHEM SHE SOUNDED LIKE A F*N DYING CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAD TO LISTEN TO KELLY TO CLEAR MY EARS OUT!!!
    TAKE NOTES, BIT*H!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pC49AqKlgs

  • http://twitter Monica

    Well I don’t think either of them did that well!

  • ….fail.

    NOT ONLY DID XTINA FORGET THE LYRICS TO HER COUNTRY’S NATIONAL ANTHEM

    SHE SOUNDED LIKE A FKN DYING CAT

    HAD TO LISTEN TO KELLY TO CLEAR MY EARS OUT!!!

    TAKE NOTES, BIT*CH
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pC49AqKlgs

  • Secret Name

    Thank goodness. I was hoping someone would come out in her defense. I’m counting on Madonna and Ciara next. I’m just hoping!

  • gilly

    Christina sounded like an angel compared to fergie singing sweet child o mine, that was an abomination

  • http://furiousexcite Joe Lizotte

    Fergie ant shit compared to her hahaha ofcourse everyone that really knows the biz backs her up –Christina is a extreme talented artist–she sang the song a 100 times before how could people try say she looked shot & sounded like crap– thats alot of the blacks or haters hating real stupid like Wendy Williams lies & talking shit about people when she has no room to talk –she is one of the best thats why she did the anthem not perfect but ok performance!

  • 123

    It wasn’t just the words that was effed up. That rendition sucked pretty much all around. Including when she tried to make up for the lyric flub by adding all the extra runs and pitchy high notes at the end. It’s an anthem, not a pop song.

  • Ijustwantedtosay

    Of course they goofed up, they are both foreigners! It Does seem like they should have at least studied the words though, how Unprofessional!

  • Simon Cowell

    Overpaid no talent hacks. CA looked like something that just walked out of a crack house and was trying to turn a trick on peachtree street. Fergie looked like Ace Frehley and sounded just about as bad. BEP, stay in the studio so you can hide the fact that you have no talent.

  • Nathan

    Christina was amazing, she messed it up so what!. I’d like to see someone do it acapella and live! cause I am positive hardly anyone would. She apologised and felt horrible yet morons continue to harp on because it’s Christina. Honestly good on Fergie and Jordin sticking up for her, she deserves that. So all the haters honestly it’s sad and petty grow up!

  • rhonda

    So who is going to stand up and tell us the BEP didn’t suck? Its funny Fergie sticking up for Xtina, she sucked just as bad, it just wasn’t the National Anthem with our troops looking on in shock and horror

  • samanthar

    some?

  • MILT

    my must we be subjected to whores singing during this cherished sporting event. Phyllis Diller and Carmen Electra voices are like ships without rudders. Might even be weaker form of human expression than Crap “music”

  • ughh

    They both sucked.
    Fergie sounded like a 4AM cat fight out my window and
    CA’s special olympics vocal gymnastics were a joke

  • Glenn Danzig

    both performances blew!

  • christylou

    These people make MILLIONS, this is America’s Talent? It was awful, the lyric for the BEP sounded so stupid and juvenile, can’t believe this crap sells anywhere. The fault is OURS, do not accept this crap anymore. A high school marching band with baton twirlers would have been just as entertaining. Now if Guns and Roses would have shown up with Slash that place would have exploded.

  • Shannon

    You know what? I completely disagree! Nerves? please, shes a professional singer, its how she makes a living! She cant be nervous, sorry thats no excuse. She messed up! people need to stop defending her cuz there is nothing to defend. She agreed to sing the national anthem at the superbowl, she wanted this so its no ones fault but her own. And if your gonna agreed to do something, especially sing the anthem, you better take the time and learn the effing words!

    And whos fergie to defend her? she sucked too

  • Hans Delbrucke

    Love Fergie. Not her performance but her body. I really don’t care what she thinks about Christine, though.. . .she is too classy to rip CA for her flubbing the national anthem.

  • http://GreyKnight420 GreyKnight420

    Christina sucked, Ferge Sucked, and BEP sucked. There is no excuse for their shit ass act. Christina has insulted every american. YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL GET IT RIGHT! I for one will never buy or listen to any of Christinas or BEP music EVER again. I hope she gets cancer

  • rufus

    If I have a case of the ‘nerves’ working the Wendy’s drive- thru I get demoted to wiping tables with a sour rag.

  • sourpatch575

    They all suck. The end.

  • STEVE

    Nice try, Fergie, but we all know you are only defending her because your own performance was ABSOLUTE CRAP.

  • Little Monster

    #17, People are objecting to this fat pig bloated face clown because she is a drunken clown who tries to sing like she is BLACK but she has no Talent you stupid fool. Which explains why she blows because she parrots and it gets out of hand because she is not the real thing. So F you you illegal alien and maybe next time they will have a real authenic AMERICAN singer and not this bootleg wannabee foreigner who screeches like a cat caught in a trap. I hate these culture stealing b*tches like her.

  • Jordan

    WHITE, BLACKS, ASIANS AND EVERYBODY ELSE HATES XTINA WHO BROWN GREASY ISLAND APE SP!C SO SHUT YOUR DUMB MOUTH! XTINA IS NOTHING BUT A PHONEY BLOATED DRUNK YOU THINKS SHE CAN SING BUT HAS DONE NOTHING HER ENTIRE FAKE LIFE BUT STEAL LIKE ALL OF YOU COCKROACHES DO! BRING ON CELINE DION, LADY GAGA, KATHY PERRY, BRITNEY SPEARS ANYBODY BUT THIS CLOWN FACED BOW LEGGED DRUNK LESBO!

  • Adam Soleil

    Christina not only botched the lyrics but was so off pitch and strained like hell, awful. How can anyone think she is a good singer? horrible.

  • Go Fergie

    She is crap plain and simply. No real talent and now it has caught up with her, I’ll take Fergie over this pretend artist any day of the week.

  • mailey

    ok, this story is played out.
    it’s not like she had a “wardrobe malfunction” and showed her privates.
    not that big of a deal.
    move on.

  • Simon Cowell

    Celine Dion would have known the lyrics and she’s not even a citizen. Xtina is a played out drunk and she wouldn’t give Joe the time of day, she hates Hispanics and only plays them for publicity but they are too stupid to know that. But that’s what happens when your career is based on imitating instead of creating your own talent.

  • J

    I wouldn’t be so blunt like Jordan, but yeah. :D The point is, she got paid a lot of money for a performances that simply put, wasn’t on point. And Fergie can STFU about defending someone, because the BEP performance was pretty terrible too.

    If the XTINA fans or whatever the French you want too call yourselves, find half ass performance ok? Then we all now understand why there so much trash in the industry today, because people like you douches want it that way.

  • Lady Gaga

    Yeah Right Joe, this woman has made a career from mimicking old-style R & B singers and now that she has been exposed you accuse black people of hating her? What a freaking moron you are because all colors of people are hating on Xtina but you are too afraid to admit it aren’t you moron? Just keep thinking that while she continues to flop in music and on film. People are getting tired of you people with your colossal lack of talent and your culture stealing ways then getting pissed when you are called out on it.

  • PKM

    Wow could some of you people be more ignorant? @ijustwantedtosay you need to stop being such a hateful, bigoted person. Someones origin has nothing to do with flubbing a few words in the anthem. Who are you Archie Bunker? Go back in your cave and stay there until you are without flaws. Judging by your comment you’ll be in there for a very long time.

  • lo

    its not her messing up the words thats the problem, its the sounding coarse, not hitting notes, and her voice cracking left and right. she wasnt singing the high notes, she was screaming them. I honestly do not think her voice is as good as it was when she first started.

  • Monday Monday

    Joss Stone can sing this circus clown under the table. Lady Gaga would have been a far better choice.

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