Christina Aguilera screwed up the National Anthem

Of course Super Bowl XLV was yesterday (why is today not a national holiday for alcoholics?), but the big story today isn't the Packer's victory over the Steelers or Aaron Rodgers being an all-around badass (true story: I went to college with him) -- it's Christina Aguilera's, um, "remix" of the National Anthem (HD video here). From the AP:
Christina Aguilera says she flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday night after getting lost in the moment and losing her 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," she said in a statement after the performance.

When she was supposed to sing the line "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming," she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation.

She sang, "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming," repeating and mangling an earlier lyric, with the word `watched' instead of `hailed' and `reaming' instead of `gleaming.'
Christina's made tens of millions of dollars off of the country of her birth, sings for a living, and she still couldn't remember the lines of our nation's most important song? Frankly, I'm not surprised. Now that she apparently performs all of her songs with an accompaniment (of her second chin), there's probably only one tune she still remembers all of the words to:



*17 Christina Aguilera Super Bowl pictures total in the gallery:

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  • maobama

    In some countries she would have been decapitated for embarassing her country....just a thought

  • karen Kirkham

    The Nation's "most important song". Yeah right. It's so important. What decade is this?

  • The Brain

    If she had a dick in her hand instead of a microphone her performance would have been flawless...

  • b003

    I thought she looked good but that's what happens when you try to customise it to make it hip.

    Now the Lea Michele singing America the Beautiful that was something.

  • Commie Bastard

    I really thought the total lack of American flags was a nice touch.

  • Border patrol

    That's what happens when you have a Mexican sing the national anthem. No bueno.

  • anonymous

    I have to agree this bitch is stupid as hell. She's got one job (something she's been doing all her life) that lasts about 3 minutes and she fucked it up.

    It's not like she landing a 747 or operating on someone.

  • Gianna

    Reaming? That was about as accidental as a janet jackson 'wardrobe malfunction'.

    Reaming is one word these types really know the definition of.

  • GRiND365.com

    Embarrassing!

  • TFB

    Stupid bitch, it was the worse rendition of the National Anthem EVER! Not counting the major gaff the pin headed blond pulled by not getting the song right. Study the song you stupid ass!



    US Navy - Retired

  • Anonymous

    You are wrong, Roseann Barr was the very worst ever at singing the Anthem

  • Anonymous

    Leave her alone. She's a recovering drug addict, she longs for the days she looked like an albino from Somalia and she's still getting over being dumped by Lindsay Lohan's sloppy seconds. Girl's got issues

  • Peter Gozinya

    Ok, this made me laugh.

  • Hawk

    Everyone makes mistakes.

    Next time write it on your hand Xtina.

  • Lance

    I think that Celebslam missed the whole point of Ms. Aguilera's performance singing the national anthem, she may have messed up some of the words, but she looked damn good while she was doing it. That is whats important.

  • haterade

    yer an asshole


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