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Video: Christina Aguilera Forgets the 'Ramparts' in National Anthem, Leaves Betters Hanging
New England Sports Network ^ | Feburary 6, 2011 | Nick Coman

Posted on 02/06/2011 4:23:25 PM PST by greatdefender

Christina Aguilera's national anthem at Super Bowl XLV was the subject of two popular prop bets -- the length of her performance and the duration for which she held the final note.

The line on the total anthem length was 1 minute, 54 seconds, a figure that she was nearly exactly at, according to unofficial times.

Aguilera, however, forgot the line in the Star Spangled Banner about "the ramparts." If she had completed the anthem in full, she would have nearly certainly gone over the Vegas line.

Her final note appeared to have lasted longer than the six seconds that the line was set at.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: aguilera; nationalanthem; skank; superbowl
Very sad that she sang it horrible but not knowing the lyrics! She should have lessons from this previous Super Bowl anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE
1 posted on 02/06/2011 4:23:33 PM PST by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender
The line on the total anthem length was 1 minute, 54 seconds, a figure that she was nearly exactly at, according to unofficial times.

I'd have guessed a time closer to 4:00 for an accomplished urban yodeler like her.

2 posted on 02/06/2011 4:26:59 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: greatdefender

“Christina Aguilera’s national anthem at Super Bowl XLV was the subject of two popular prop bets”

We have fetshized sports in this country, ad absurdum.


3 posted on 02/06/2011 4:29:14 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: greatdefender

Better get that gurl a teleprompter.


4 posted on 02/06/2011 4:30:08 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: greatdefender

I thought the word was “bettors”? Or did I just pull that out of a hat?


5 posted on 02/06/2011 4:32:36 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Bread and circus.


6 posted on 02/06/2011 4:33:18 PM PST by txhurl
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To: greatdefender

I could not listen to all of this rendition. Apart from forgetting the words, I hate it when this national anthem or any of our other national hymns are all jived up.


7 posted on 02/06/2011 4:36:28 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: greatdefender; flaglady47; oswegodeee
She also flatted or sharped out virtually every other note. It was a disgrace to our Anthem and to the honorable art of singing.

She belonged over on the Animal Channel singing for the Puppy Bowl. But then, that would be cruelty to animals.

Leni

8 posted on 02/06/2011 4:40:11 PM PST by MinuteGal
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I hate it when this national anthem or any of our other national hymns are all jived up.

I walked out of the room to avoid hearing it -- it was horrible and disgraceful! It's our National Anthem, not some trashy MTV tune.

9 posted on 02/06/2011 4:40:34 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: greatdefender

She wins a position of distinction right along side of “Rosanne Barr”.


10 posted on 02/06/2011 4:45:11 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: greatdefender
Well at least they didn't ask Roseanne to perform it. Speaking of Roseanne, her career sure has disappeared. I haven't heard anything out of her for years, a fact I'm eternally grateful for.
11 posted on 02/06/2011 4:48:34 PM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

Just caught a glimpse of Roseanne getting bowled over by a giant log in a Super Bowl commericial a few minutes ago.


12 posted on 02/06/2011 4:54:15 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: greatdefender

Glad I missed. Christina Aguilera assaulted Julianne Hough at the Golden Globes pre-show party. Don’t like her at all.


13 posted on 02/06/2011 4:55:43 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: apillar

She was just in a Snickers commercial 10 minutes ago.


14 posted on 02/06/2011 4:56:47 PM PST by gop4lyf ("Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.")
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To: Perdogg

No picture yet.


15 posted on 02/06/2011 5:04:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: greatdefender

Would it kill the NFL to get someone to sing the National Anthem who doesn’t suck?


16 posted on 02/06/2011 5:06:05 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Mr. Mojo
"She was just in a Snickers commercial 10 minutes ago."

OH No! Just by mentioning her name, I have summoned her back onto this plane of existence. Maybe if I type her name backwards I can banish her back to whence she came.

ENNAESOR...ENNAESOR...ENNAESOR!

17 posted on 02/06/2011 5:48:28 PM PST by apillar
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To: MinuteGal
She also flatted or sharped out virtually every other note. It was a disgrace to our Anthem and to the honorable art of singing.

Well, maybe so..I consider myself a patriot but probably couldn't remember all the words. It's just a old English pub song. And really hard to sing.

18 posted on 02/06/2011 6:45:39 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: MinuteGal
She also flatted or sharped out virtually every other note. It was a disgrace to our Anthem and to the honorable art of singing.

Well, maybe so..I consider myself a patriot but probably couldn't remember all the words. It's just a old English pub song. And really hard to sing.

19 posted on 02/06/2011 6:45:48 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: Eepsy
I believe you are correct.

However those of us who know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner are indeed her “betters”.

20 posted on 02/06/2011 7:52:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: txhurl; Psycho_Bunny
Also a useful reminder that anything upon which Las Vegas takes bets is susceptible to being fixed.
21 posted on 02/06/2011 7:54:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: bigbob; All

Tom Sullivan in the Seventies.
Check out how the United States National Anthem is properly sang. Starts at 5:00 into the film. Super Bowl X in Orange Bowl/ Miami. He could not see but could damn well sing and had great backup!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48K4zrGbwM&feature=related


22 posted on 02/06/2011 8:25:43 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: GOYAKLA

Thank you, I was looking all over for that.

That’s how you sing the National Anthem.


23 posted on 02/06/2011 8:27:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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