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:

  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  1
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  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  3
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  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  5
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  6
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  1
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  2
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  3
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  4
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  5
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  6
  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  7
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  • Christina Aguilera National Anthem  9
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