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WATCH: Christina Aguilera Screws Up The National Anthem
Business Insider Sports Page ^ | January 6, 2011 | Dashiell Bennett

Posted on 02/06/2011 4:26:26 PM PST by righttackle44

The biggest moment any singer can ask for: "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl. And Christina Aguilera messed up the lyrics. At about 51 seconds in, as she was about to sing the fourth line ("O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming"), she accidentally sang a hybrid of the second line: "What so proudly we watched, at the twilight's last streaming."

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1 posted on 02/06/2011 4:26:29 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: righttackle44

It sounded just like the SNL version by Maya Rudolph—
only NOT FUNNY...can anyone out there, sing The National Anthem without making it sound like a 2 billion note train-wreck?

Oh-woah sayuhh-uUHHHUHUHUHUHH—cannnnnnnaaaaaa—youuuuu—seeeeeeeyaaaaAaaaaaAAaaaaAAaaa


2 posted on 02/06/2011 4:32:17 PM PST by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: righttackle44

They’ll always remember the time they were at the Super Bowl and screwed it up.


3 posted on 02/06/2011 4:32:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: two23

(not to mention the lyric snafu)


4 posted on 02/06/2011 4:33:15 PM PST by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: righttackle44

Complete disgrace. Disgusting and un-American.


5 posted on 02/06/2011 4:33:45 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: two23

Each singer has to mess it up in his/her own inimitable fashion.


6 posted on 02/06/2011 4:33:48 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: righttackle44

The Obama version.


7 posted on 02/06/2011 4:35:39 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: righttackle44

It sounds like she’s singing it for Soul Train.


8 posted on 02/06/2011 4:37:00 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: righttackle44

to be fair .....the look on her face says it all
the
“I just F***’d up the star spangled banner at the super bowl” look

no whitney houston moment for her.

that was nerves.....not disrespect....i give her a pass.


9 posted on 02/06/2011 4:37:17 PM PST by Casaubon (Internet Research Ninja Masta)
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To: righttackle44
Dang, they're in Texas. They should have gotten the Cactus Cuties...
10 posted on 02/06/2011 4:37:24 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Is this a Tea Party, like the kind that happened in 1773, or the kind where they serve crumpets?)
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To: righttackle44

I don’t know if it’s just me but Christina reminded me a lot of Roseann singing the anthem years ago. They both sounded like screeching to me. Granted it is a difficult song to sing. But somewhere between the west coast and the east coast and all points in between there must be a person who can sing it with the dignity it deserves.


11 posted on 02/06/2011 4:37:49 PM PST by Bluebeard16
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Agreed...and the idiots applauded wildly.


12 posted on 02/06/2011 4:38:01 PM PST by truthkeeper (Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: Ole Okie

Plus, we have to remember, everybody with an anal opening can be a critic!


13 posted on 02/06/2011 4:38:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: righttackle44

Why do they keep hiring these yodelers?
Just play the recording of Whitney
Houston, the most beautiful version
I have ever heard.


14 posted on 02/06/2011 4:38:36 PM PST by Will we know the moment
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To: broken_arrow1

The Kenyan version. Right up there next to the muslim Declaration of Independence that doesn’t mention our Creator.


15 posted on 02/06/2011 4:39:22 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: EternalVigilance

“Dang, they’re in Texas. They should have gotten the Cactus Cuties...”

Thank you. That was my facebook post this morning.


16 posted on 02/06/2011 4:40:10 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: truthkeeper
It would've been anti-American to NOT applaud wildly while screaming "Play Ball".

This is a football game, not a singing contest.

Christina looked fine.

17 posted on 02/06/2011 4:40:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: EQAndyBuzz

That’s my favorite rendition of our National Anthem. They sang like angels from heaven.


18 posted on 02/06/2011 4:41:42 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Is this a Tea Party, like the kind that happened in 1773, or the kind where they serve crumpets?)
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To: righttackle44

A magnificent performance, the 1991 NHL All-Star Game:

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


19 posted on 02/06/2011 4:41:50 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Bluebeard16

Reba sang the best I’ve ever heard. I think it was a Tyson fight.


20 posted on 02/06/2011 4:41:50 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Casaubon
We have a communist as a president I don't think a majority of the people would have noticed but for the article.
21 posted on 02/06/2011 4:41:57 PM PST by funfan
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To: righttackle44

that was absolutely the worse version of the National Anthem I’ve EVER heard.....she was awful....what is it with the NFL that they keep bringing these idiots in to sing the NA or to “entertain” at halftime..............


22 posted on 02/06/2011 4:41:57 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Bluebeard16

I was afraid I was the only person in America who considered it screeching. But that’s what it was.


23 posted on 02/06/2011 4:43:27 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

It’s very common that singers mess up the lyrics to the National Anthem...because they think they know the lyrics so well and they go blank. Happens all too often...and has to be terribly embarrassing to them.


24 posted on 02/06/2011 4:44:07 PM PST by lonestar
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To: righttackle44

What an ignorant cow!

You could hear the National Anthem sung perfectly at any high school sporting event in my town!


25 posted on 02/06/2011 4:44:26 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: righttackle44

Next time, let my basset hounds sing it. They croon to Hank Williams like nobody’s business and listening to them softly howl with their eyes closed, nose pointing to heaven, to Patsy Cline will absolutely break your heart.


26 posted on 02/06/2011 4:44:54 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: BamaDi
I like your plain talkin'!

Who's "entertaining" at half-time.....Peewee Herman?

Leni

27 posted on 02/06/2011 4:47:08 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: lonestar

“It’s very common that singers mess up the lyrics to the National Anthem...because they think they know the lyrics so well and they go blank. Happens all too often...and has to be terribly embarrassing to them.”

True, but why didn’t she borrow Obama’s teleprompter?


28 posted on 02/06/2011 4:47:51 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Dallas59
Christina Aguilera is a freak.
29 posted on 02/06/2011 4:48:24 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Dallas59

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


30 posted on 02/06/2011 4:48:50 PM PST by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: righttackle44
Here is one from Steven Tyler that got some cheers at the Indy 500 2001. Complaints many.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psi2930wuVo
31 posted on 02/06/2011 4:48:55 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Ah, real cuties. Good singers.


32 posted on 02/06/2011 4:50:52 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: righttackle44

What an IDIOT!!!


33 posted on 02/06/2011 4:51:10 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: muawiyah

NO, sorry...they applauded wildly every time she screeched out some mangling of the lyrics. What were you listening to??


34 posted on 02/06/2011 5:00:42 PM PST by truthkeeper (Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: BamaDi
"that was absolutely the worse version of the National Anthem I’ve EVER heard.....she was awful....what is it with the NFL that they keep bringing these idiots in to sing the NA or to “entertain” at halftime"..............

Sheesh, you got that right, I'd rather hear a clutch grinding
35 posted on 02/06/2011 5:02:17 PM PST by trailz
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

TOTUS has 3 SS agents...24/7.


36 posted on 02/06/2011 5:03:13 PM PST by lonestar
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To: righttackle44

I didn’t realise who she was. Did she swallow a truck or something? she is looking pretty thick these days.


37 posted on 02/06/2011 5:03:39 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: righttackle44

Too many singers want it to be about them, rather than about the USA.

I couldn’t listen to her thru the end. Why not ask a sick cat to howl, and pretend the words are there somewhere?


38 posted on 02/06/2011 5:03:41 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Boomer immediately thereafter voiced his criticism. And wherever the radio feed was coming from cut to commercial. Thanks righttackle44.


39 posted on 02/06/2011 5:03:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Palladin

In fairness, I always have to remind myself that “FIGHT” comes before “NIGHT”.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 5:03:52 PM PST by golux
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To: EternalVigilance

I concur. The Cactus Cuties rock. Check out some of their other videos on YouTube. There is one video of them giving an impromptu concert to some soldiers leaving for Iraq at the DFW airport...good stuff.(I’m typing on Blackberry...no links.)


41 posted on 02/06/2011 5:05:53 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: righttackle44
I wouldn't let that skank sing at a kids birthday party for free much less let her butcher the national anthem at the super bowl, whoever had the idea of letting her sing should be fired immediately.
42 posted on 02/06/2011 5:06:29 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: righttackle44

That was singing?

The Gatlin brothers always did a great job with the national anthem. No long drawn out syllables, just great harmony.


43 posted on 02/06/2011 5:07:24 PM PST by Texas56
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To: Bluebeard16

Roseanne got knocked over by a log in a commercial tonight.

How fitting.


44 posted on 02/06/2011 5:07:38 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: muawiyah

They will remember Aguilera for screwing the words and Obama for screwing the Nation. So sad.


45 posted on 02/06/2011 5:07:38 PM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: BOBWADE

maybe a truck carrying hair bleach !

lol


46 posted on 02/06/2011 5:07:50 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Awesome.....thank u.


47 posted on 02/06/2011 5:08:14 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: righttackle44

It was god friken awful!!! The Star Spangled Banner is not a rock/hip hop/ballad. It’s a martial type song meant to inspire. The “America The Beautiful” was awe inspiring. That was sung with grace and beauty. As an aside, I’ve always thought that “God Bless America” or “America The Beautiful” should have been our anthem. It talks about the beauty of our country.


48 posted on 02/06/2011 5:08:14 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: righttackle44

The words written by Francis Scott Key are stirring and beautiful. However the choice of the melody they were put to was a popular drinking song at the time called “To Anacreon in Heaven’’ I’ve always loved ‘America the Beautiful’’.


49 posted on 02/06/2011 5:08:37 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: righttackle44

Oh Brother!


50 posted on 02/06/2011 5:09:03 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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