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Christina Aguilera Explains National Anthem Fumble At Super Bowl
blogs.wsj.com ^ | February 6, 2011 | WSJ Staff

Posted on 02/07/2011 3:02:05 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Instead of singing the lyrics “O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming,” Xtina sang the line “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.”

Aguilera’s representatives sent Speakeasy this statement from the singer: “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my 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.”

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: aguilera; nationalanthem; superbowl
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1 posted on 02/07/2011 3:02:10 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It was painful. She butchered it. Period.


2 posted on 02/07/2011 3:03:57 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Berlin_Freeper

CYA.


3 posted on 02/07/2011 3:04:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RightOnline

She wasn’t nearly as bad as that horrendous halftime show.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 3:05:15 AM PST by circlecity
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To: RightOnline

Good thing she wasn’t trying out for ‘American Idol’. Butcher the lyrics on that show, and it is ‘goodbye’...


5 posted on 02/07/2011 3:06:18 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Christine and the Black Eyed Pea's were a microcosm of 1600 Penn.All glitz and messing up all the basics. Maybe a turning point for America now that they see it even it the entertainment.
6 posted on 02/07/2011 3:09:02 AM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I for one was fascinated. I had never seen a cow sing before.
7 posted on 02/07/2011 3:11:38 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She shouldn’t get paid for this screw up.


8 posted on 02/07/2011 3:14:12 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Afghanistan is preparing to hang a man for becoming a Christian.

I hope that can get 1/100th of the attention that the Super Bowl has.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 3:16:54 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s what they get when they ask a pop idol to sing the National Anthem (IMHO).


10 posted on 02/07/2011 3:19:08 AM PST by TheGunny
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To: who knows what evil?

If she tried out for America’s Got Talent, she’d make it to the finals.


11 posted on 02/07/2011 3:21:14 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was reminded of that scene from a skating rink in New Jersey, where the audience pitched in when the mike went dead on a little girl singing - I believe it was “God Bless America”? The picked up for her and finished the song. It was touching.

In this instance, it was embarrassing. I cringed. You’d think when you have biggest audience you are ever going to have in your entire career, you’d try to get it right.


12 posted on 02/07/2011 3:21:25 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
" “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my 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.” "

translation..... I got so caught up making it all about "me" with my stupid nassely vocalizing that I forgot it's supposed to be about my country.

13 posted on 02/07/2011 3:22:05 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: don-o

Is it ok with you if we tend to both?


14 posted on 02/07/2011 3:22:05 AM PST by TheGunny
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To: Berlin_Freeper
" “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my 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.” "

translation..... I got so caught up making it all about "me" with my stupid nassely vocalizing that I forgot it's supposed to be about my country.

15 posted on 02/07/2011 3:22:16 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: don-o

Afghanistan is preparing to hang a man for becoming a Christian.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2669679/posts


16 posted on 02/07/2011 3:23:22 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What an EMBARRASSMENT to have this kind of “singer” be on international TV.


17 posted on 02/07/2011 3:23:51 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana; La Lydia; Condor51; Clintonfatigued

Shoulda had her sing the mexican national anthem.

She woulda got that right....or else.


18 posted on 02/07/2011 3:28:04 AM PST by Liz
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To: TheGunny

By all means. The thread I linked to has numbers for the White House switchboard.

Maybe you can ask Obama to investigate the Super Bowl and if he has any time, stop the killing of a Christian in Afghanistan.


19 posted on 02/07/2011 3:30:17 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was more shocked at her ragged appearance. Rode hard, put away wet.


20 posted on 02/07/2011 3:32:34 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=9ETrr-XHBjE

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21 posted on 02/07/2011 3:41:14 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow...she’s not looking so good.


22 posted on 02/07/2011 3:44:24 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The NFL ought to at least ask each act whether they even know the words to the anthem. When they are done yodeling it w/out mistake then they can be paid.


23 posted on 02/07/2011 3:47:45 AM PST by InvisibleChurch ( ever y one has the rig ht to be left o.u.t.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
She screwed up. Whatever.
She looked horrible. What happened to her?
24 posted on 02/07/2011 3:49:51 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She was thinking about Twinkies. Either that or she was worried about how that double chin looked on television.


25 posted on 02/07/2011 3:50:39 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
By the way, I wish these celebrities would just sing it and not try to "enhance" it or style it. The last time it became a Top 40 song, Whitney Houston sang it when she was at the top of her game and the country was at a very emotional moment, so it made it special.

And many of the latest crop of liberals weren't born yet.

26 posted on 02/07/2011 3:52:09 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: TPOOH
"translation..... I got so caught up making it all about "me" with my stupid nassely vocalizing that I forgot it's supposed to be about my country."

Exactly. I can understand maybe getting nervous or emotional and botching the lyrics to a song, but not this one. It should be as automatic as brushing your teeth. What really irritated me was not the mistake, but bastardizing the song with all the artistic impression, voice inflection, etc. Just sing the Anthem...it's not about your career this time.

27 posted on 02/07/2011 3:58:47 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my 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.”

Although I've criticized the performance a LOT on FR, at least the apology sounds genuine. She didn't make up some lame excuse (wardrobe malfunction?).

28 posted on 02/07/2011 4:02:04 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Now I know I am old. I didn’t even know who she was and now I hope I NEVER hear her AGAIN!


29 posted on 02/07/2011 4:03:08 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

All I felt, other than being pissed that yet another decent singer screws up the national anthem, is a small appreciation for instant karma.

She made the honor of singing our national anthem all about her singing and she screwed it up royally.

With all that talent and ability, she could have watered my eyes and put a patriotic lump in my throat with the anthem. Instead, I just wanted to change the channel.

30 posted on 02/07/2011 4:16:17 AM PST by GBA (Not on our watch!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Since she’s gone to the war zone and given our troops morale boosters, I’m willing to give her a pass on this one.


31 posted on 02/07/2011 4:18:20 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: ViLaLuz

One of those ‘sex symbols’ declared as such by her management. Everyone nods assent despite the truckloads of evidence to the contrary starting with the makeup she trowels on for every public appearance including a run to the coffee shop.


32 posted on 02/07/2011 4:18:45 AM PST by relictele
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To: Berlin_Freeper
My comment on it was "They need to get rid of the raving syphilitic showboats and bring in someone from the military community who will honor the anthem rather than "yodeling" something completely unrecognizable."

I stole the "yodeling" comment from a freeper, who's observation was funny and spot on accurate.

33 posted on 02/07/2011 4:19:22 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

.....at least they didn’t put Lady GaGa out there!


34 posted on 02/07/2011 4:23:04 AM PST by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: GBA
She made the honor of singing our national anthem all about her singing and she screwed it up royally.

I agree. It was all about "her". I didn't feel any "love for this country" from her performance.

I think the NFL should adopt a policy of having the bands from the various branches of the military play the Anthem. Let it be on a rotating basis so that every branch gets to do it every four years. Trust me, those folks will NOT screw it up, and it won't be all about THEM.

...OR they could give that tramp from this year a "do over" next year. She could come out and play the Anthem on the kazoo.

Or better yet, a dog whistle. /s

35 posted on 02/07/2011 4:27:05 AM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Lucky for me, I missed it. I don’t care how many troops she has “entertained”, the National Anthem is not about the singer.


36 posted on 02/07/2011 4:28:10 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

With all the yodeling, I couldn’t follow the song anyway, so I didn’t even notice.


37 posted on 02/07/2011 4:30:20 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Xtina

An X? Really?

38 posted on 02/07/2011 4:32:49 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I bet she just didn't want to sing such a violent verse...(“O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming,”).

The left can be very picky about that, ya know....

39 posted on 02/07/2011 4:32:54 AM PST by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Let me convert this to English:

“I was so distracted by the sex that I had back stage with Slash... the lines of cocaine that I snorted... and the half pint of Jim Beam that I guzzled before the show... I was so crocked I could not remember my name... do I really look like Cindy Lauper?”

LLS

40 posted on 02/07/2011 4:35:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: GBA

Please don’t call me a racist, but when did it become obligatory at large spectator events for the national anthem to be sung exclusively by black women?


41 posted on 02/07/2011 4:35:19 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Constitution really is a living document. That's why liberals want to kill it.")
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To: elcid1970

Black women???


42 posted on 02/07/2011 4:37:56 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She joins a long line of flubbers of the National Anthem. The producers of these events need to dispense with Solo vocalists in favor of a band playing the anthem with an Honor Guard and if the fans want to sing along, fine.


43 posted on 02/07/2011 4:39:12 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Blaaaah. I missed it last night so went over to youtube. Had to turn it off after a few seconds. Awful doesn’t begin to describe it.


44 posted on 02/07/2011 4:45:04 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Grateful Dead, 1993, sing the National Anthem a capella. Nice.

http://boingboing.net/2010/07/08/the-grateful-dead-si.html


45 posted on 02/07/2011 4:50:40 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Berlin_Freeper


46 posted on 02/07/2011 4:52:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: bgill

black women? this slut is white as a ghost. but i can think of a couple of black women that knocked the anthem out flawlessly in the last couple of years


47 posted on 02/07/2011 4:54:41 AM PST by jneesy (Under Reagan we had Johnny Cash and Bob Hope under Obama we have niether cash nor hope)
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To: Liz

Oh, well. She wasn’t Roseanne Barr.


48 posted on 02/07/2011 4:58:35 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Its not that she messed up the words,its how she sang it. To much theatrics for such a simple song.


49 posted on 02/07/2011 5:01:35 AM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Liz; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuntB; JulieRNR21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MIr-S6mwFk


50 posted on 02/07/2011 5:02:14 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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