Skip to comments.WATCH: Christina Aguilera Screws Up The National Anthem
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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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?
They’ll always remember the time they were at the Super Bowl and screwed it up.
(not to mention the lyric snafu)
Complete disgrace. Disgusting and un-American.
Each singer has to mess it up in his/her own inimitable fashion.
The Obama version.
It sounds like she’s singing it for Soul Train.
to be fair .....the look on her face says it all
“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.
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.
Agreed...and the idiots applauded wildly.
Plus, we have to remember, everybody with an anal opening can be a critic!
Why do they keep hiring these yodelers?
Just play the recording of Whitney
Houston, the most beautiful version
I have ever heard.
The Kenyan version. Right up there next to the muslim Declaration of Independence that doesn’t mention our Creator.
“Dang, they’re in Texas. They should have gotten the Cactus Cuties...”
Thank you. That was my facebook post this morning.
This is a football game, not a singing contest.
Christina looked fine.
That’s my favorite rendition of our National Anthem. They sang like angels from heaven.
A magnificent performance, the 1991 NHL All-Star Game:
Reba sang the best I’ve ever heard. I think it was a Tyson fight.
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..............
I was afraid I was the only person in America who considered it screeching. But that’s what it was.
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.
What an ignorant cow!
You could hear the National Anthem sung perfectly at any high school sporting event in my town!
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.
Who's "entertaining" at half-time.....Peewee Herman?
“Its 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?
Ah, real cuties. Good singers.
What an IDIOT!!!
NO, sorry...they applauded wildly every time she screeched out some mangling of the lyrics. What were you listening to??
TOTUS has 3 SS agents...24/7.
I didn’t realise who she was. Did she swallow a truck or something? she is looking pretty thick these days.
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?
Boomer immediately thereafter voiced his criticism. And wherever the radio feed was coming from cut to commercial. Thanks righttackle44.
In fairness, I always have to remind myself that “FIGHT” comes before “NIGHT”.
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.)
That was singing?
The Gatlin brothers always did a great job with the national anthem. No long drawn out syllables, just great harmony.
Roseanne got knocked over by a log in a commercial tonight.
They will remember Aguilera for screwing the words and Obama for screwing the Nation. So sad.
maybe a truck carrying hair bleach !
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.
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’’.