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Christina Aguilera Messes Up The Lyrics To The National Anthem At The Super Bowl!

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Ooops!

At least she sang live!!!

Christina Aguilera completely flubbed the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

She was probably just very nervous, you know - with tens of millions of people watching worldwide!

Xtina forgot to sing "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? and was so frazzled that she sang "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming?" in its place.

The correct and complete lyrics are as follows:

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

We think that's the last time in a while any singer is gonna do the National Anthem live!

Poor Christina!

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279 comments to “Christina Aguilera Messes Up The Lyrics To The National Anthem At The Super Bowl!”

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  1. 101

    God a tiny mistake I bet most people wouldnt notice until everyone went on about it! NO big deal :s
    Its STUPID singin the anthem all the time anyway:S Y bother we dont sing the british anthem all the time!

    Dont like Xtina but this is no big ddealll



  2. 102

    OH PEREZ, MARIO, WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS. WOULD YOU STOP BASHING ON PEOPLE? WERE YOU LIKE SERIOUSLY TEASED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, IS THAT WHY YOU FEEL THE NEED TO MAKE FUN OF OTHERS? YES, SHE MADE A MISTAKE, WHO DOESN'T. ANYWAY, I WOULD LOOOOOVE FOR YOU TO SING IT, I MEAN YOU'D OBVIOUSLY DO IT MUCH BETTER THAN HER, WOULDN'T YOU. SINCE YOU'RE SOOOO PERFECT RIGHT?



  3. 103

    Amazing voice!! All love for Christina.



  4. 104

    "Props to her for singing live"? WTF! That's her job. Her career choice is SINGER. She's supposed to sing live. She doesn't deserve props for that shit. That's like saying, "Props to you waiter for bringing me food even though it isn't what I ordered." She messed the words up and she didn't sound that great. It happens to the best of them. I'm pissed because we are going to hear about this shit all week.



  5. 105

    I'd rather watch someone fuck it up live than have a poser lip synch it any day. I mean, if you're gonna lip synch it then why even bother being there? Just have someone there pushing the tape recorder button.

    Besides, if fun to joke about afterwards.



  6. 106

    Re: Achilles Hartsteen – actually she never said "yeah or woohoo" she just said thank you. and it would of been boring if she didn't do her ad libs.



  7. 107

    I think she has one of the best voices out there, but that was horrible. I can understand forgetting a line, but enough with dragging the notes out. I am so sick of that BS. They all want to make it "their own". It's the NATIONAL ANTHEM!!! Have some respect for your country and sing it the way it was meant to be sung!



  8. 108

    Re: Revolennon – Love this comment!! I don't see why they just don't post it on the big scoreboard — or whatever — for everyone to read and sing. It's not like she's the only one singing.



  9. 109

    I LOVE xtina, but i think shes pulling a britney and its sad. She did really good but theres no need for the showing off.



  10. 110

    Completely ridiculous that she couldn't get the words of our National Anthem correct! Didn't she rehearse or anything? And why do these singers think that we want to hear the National Anthem performed in such a ridiculous manner? This is the one song that everyone knows and LIKES to sing along with. Stop making it impossible!



  11. 111

    Re: Ellyse18 – Her voice isn't really made for a song like this . . . That is the fault of the NFL for bringing her in to sing it. Oh, I suppose she could have declined, but why not take the cash. She puts on a fantastic show, I know because I saw her . . . And I am a heavy metal babe, so I am giving her lots of credit.



  12. 112

    I seriously can't stand to listen to this chick sing. The voice is there, but her technique sucks! All her top notes are nothing but a screech, and her middle a "pushed" mess. PLEASE Xtina, get thee to a voice coach!



  13. 113

    Re: IVIV – If she's been singing the song since 7 years of age, she should know the lyrics. She's a professional and nerves shouldn't be a factor. She got paid paid big bucks for this gig. She made a mess of the whole song. It's pathetic to make excuses for her. Most likely she was bombed. And whoever chose her to sing should get some public lashings. Yea…poor Christina, I'm sure she's going to feel really bad and human and all while she's stumbling around her mansion. WHY DOESN'T SHE DONATE THE $ SHE WAS PAID TO A WORTHY CHARITY?



  14. 114

    I'm Canadian and i think it's hilar how everyones saying shes "over singing it" i thought she did a lovely job and i wouldn't have noticed if she messed up haha cause all i know from the american anthem is "oh say can you see" and "for the land of the brave" something like that probably messed it up but when people can't find something wrong with someones singing and just want to because they don't want to accept how amazing they really sound they always youse the oh she "oversang it" that's just her style and she has a powerful voice unlike…fergies half time perfomance …the black eyed pease can't performe if their lives depended on it and who uses autotune in their mics LOL william sit down.



  15. 115

    even if she had the right lyrics it was still painful



  16. 116

    Traitor to our country is what she is. Is she secretly working for Iran? Get out, get out of my country!



  17. 117

    Re: LovelyCup
    Ha Ha! Best comment I've read so far :)



  18. 118

    Calling her fat is so stupid, she's far from it. Most (and no, not all) people in America probably weighs 25-50 pounds more than her.



  19. 119

    At least she sang better than both The Black Eyed Peas and Usher (who didn't really sing at all).



  20. 120

    It's funny how garbage and music has become when people say "SHE SANG LIVE ZOMG!!"



  21. 121

    Re: badnfluenz – For 99% of american's to think it was bullshit, 99% of american's would have to know the words. And I bet it's closer to 1% could actually recite the words of the national anthem at a moments notice. People are just jumping on the bandwagon.



  22. 122

    Sorry she stunk. Flubbed our BASIC anthem and screeched the entire song.



  23. 123

    Christina,

    Even if you sang the lyrics correctly, you still would have sounded like a screaming, unhealthy, vocally tense, amateur singer with messy riffs. However, thank you for finally brushing your hair.



  24. 124

    shit for brains … all that bad bleach done fucked up her mind ….. was bound to happen sooner or later



  25. 125

    Re: Dayna Astbury – I'm Canadian too and I know the lyrics. You are an embarrassment.



  26. 126

    The soldiers' expressions are like 'WTF??'

    Maybe Christina hired Roseanne as her Anthem coach…



  27. 127

    Re: YoungTaurus – Hey Young Taurus - wow can't believe you have my favourite Kate Bush album art as your icon. Now there is a true artist.



  28. 128

    she did not completely flub!!!! she repeated a line & you have no idea if she was frazzeled so shut the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  29. 129

    I DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SHE FORGOT THE LYRICS SHE IS THE BEST VOICE OF THIS PLANET!!!! AND I LOVE HER:)



  30. 130

    Performers shouldn't say "Thank You" to the audience after singing the National Anthem. It's disrespectful. I'm sure X-tina said it because it has become a habit from standard song performances. Singers: Don't say "Thank You" after performing The Anthem. Please, just stand there respectfully for a moment and then exit respectfully.



  31. 131

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – ALWAYS HER JEALOUS MOTHERFUCKER … FUCK OFF



  32. 132

    Re: Leitmotif – The football players all looked like they couldn't wait for the two divas to finish… contrary to a few years ago when Celine Dion has them in tears singing "God Bless America". or going waaay back, Whitney Houston's famous perfomance of the national anthem.



  33. 133

    Re: Sara Elizabeth – FUCK OFF LOLITA:(



  34. 134

    to all the haters….AT LEAST SHE SANG IT LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  35. 135

    Re: LovelyCup – Excellent point.

  36. Beccx says – reply to this


    136

    Hell of a Freudian slip.



  37. 137

    she's sung the national anthem a lot of times for local events and stuff in her hometown, but the super bowl was her biggest dream, add that up to be the first person to sing it live since whitney houston's 1991 rendition, so she was obviously nervous, plus some officials and players tweeted that they were running low on time so maybe that was a factor too. plus everyone gets it wrong at least once in their lifetime so leave her alone, she sang it amazingly though, the vocals were great



  38. 138

    She was a lot better than Roseanne Barr



  39. 139

    Oh Perez. Still hating on the girls aren't we. Grow a set and be a real man and not some yippy bitch. Jealousy seems to be in your blood. I feel sorry for you.



  40. 140

    I DONT GIVED A FUCK ABOUT SHE FORGOT THE NATIONAL ANTHENM. THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS I WANT TO SEE HER BACK TO A WORLD TOUR SHE IS INCREDEBLE LIVE!!! HEATERS FUCK YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  41. IVIV says – reply to this


    141

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – Being a celebrity or being professional does not make you un-human. Some singers mess up their OWN songs live. Shit happens. I never denied she messed up, I said she fucked up and she's had better performances. She does know the words, like I said she's been singing it since she was 7 and you can watch those performances online and see that she does know the words. She is a human being and buckled under pressure. That's exactly why she started to over sing. She messed up and she buckled. I love her but yea she did fuck up. She didn't do it on purpose and she's sang this a million times, to suggest she doesn't "know the words" is silly. People put her through the ringer this year, God forbid she acts human and fucks up. It happens, but it's not because she "doesn't know the words". I'm not a biased fan, this was her worst performance in my opinion. Put your fav celeb up there, or imagine it was you, who KNOWS the words but you buckled under pressure. You're just human. Imagine reading all these things, and how hard that would be on you.

  42. IVIV says – reply to this


    142

    Re: Carillonneur – I can't believe you just scolded her for saying "THANK YOU". Wow, she said thank you. Only a hater would try & twist that into a bad thing. That is just ridiculous. Come on.



  43. 143

    I'm Canadian, so I didn't even notice when you pointed it out, but her voice… just pissed me off. I used to be a huge Christina fan, but over the last year she just hasn't done anything worth being a fan of– especially when they reported that she was a diva on the X Factor with Rebecca.



  44. 144

    she is an incredible singer. who the fuck cares if she messed up the lyrics?

  45. IVIV says – reply to this


    145

    Re: Yodastud – Since you bring up Celine Dion, did you know Celine said Christina Aguilera is "probably the best singer in the world"? And when Christina was invited to honor Whitney Houston and sing one of her songs Whitney came up and said no one could do it like Christina? They have all done amazing renditions and they are all good singers. Christina has sung this a million times this is the first time she got nervous and messed up. She just sang for the NBA finals, TWICE, remember?



  46. 146

    I love Christina Aguilera, but call me crazy…if singing is your profession and you are an American Citizen, you should know the damn words to the fucking national anthem. Don't make excuses for her people! Its not a tiny mistake! I was honestly embarrassed for her.



  47. 147

    Re: XTINA IS A POP MUSIC ICON!!! BITCHES!! – Calm down, psycho ! Just cause you like her doesn't mean she always sounds good. I like her, not as much as you obviously, and I will admit she sounded horrible.

  48. IVIV says – reply to this


    148

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – & you're making assumptions about her being "bombed"? & asking why she doesn't give the money she was paid for this to charity? She donates $ to charity all the time, built a women's shelter in Pittsburgh & raised 22.5 MILLION for World Hunger Relief program she is an Ambassador for, traveled to Haiti to give food & meet with them…and the list goes on. and more importantly, what the heck does that have to do with the super bowl.



  49. 149

    Re: maixner5000 – And she kept her clothes on too!



  50. 150

    LEAVE HER ALONE! at least she is a talented singer. better than that man liam mitchell.. or lea michelle. whatever.



  51. 151

    It was bad, really bad. Bad that she forgot the lyrics. Even worse that some one you think she only messed up one line. Xtina knows the words, but froze up. Not big. The rest of you not knowing that she messed up and then skipped half the song, shameful.



  52. 152

    Re: Mary Tale – If you're so concerned about those issues then why are YOU wasting time on perezhilton.com commenting on this? Don't be a hypocrite.



  53. 153

    Be glad it wasn't Brit Brit, then it would have been lip synched.



  54. 154

    why are people saying if gaga were to screw up the lyrics he wouldnt hate? gaga hasnt even sung it why are you bringing her up?? xtina fucked up and sucked get over it



  55. 155

    Re: drw1100 – sadly, that may be true, that most americans don't know the words to that song, but also sady, not all us are paid millions of dollars to do it, like she was :) it was her frigging job to get out there and sing it, and sing it CORRECLTY and she got paid big bucks to do it, so yeah, i am not gonna give her a free pass and excuse it by saying not very many people know the words.



  56. 156

    She sounded drunk and awful. She kept speeding up and slowing down and it was all over the place. Should've let someone like Taylor Swift (who was from Pennsylvania anyway) sing it, at least it would've been sung decently.



  57. 157

    Re: Yodastud – Of course they did. They don't give a shit about all this pre-game and half-time bullshit and neither do real football fans.

  58. IVIV says – reply to this


    158

    Re: JennFrost – lol Christina is from Pennsylvania too, hun. She's been singing the anthem for the Steelers, Penguins, & Pirates since she was 7. She knows the words, she just messed up. And you're delusional if you think Taylor Swift would be a better choice. Maybe if it was lip synched.

  59. m3l<3 says – reply to this


    159

    you guys obviously don't know shyt! Go read an article or two on yahoo.com. It says that because Super Bowl was late on starting the game, they had Christina do a little remix and change up the lyrics so that it wouldn't take too long, and she kindly did the job right.

    I know a line isn't going to make much of a difference in timing, but this is what one article says. Just saying so that you all can have two sides of the story. Look it up people and decide. Whatever, she sounded great and it was live. Props to her.



  60. 160

    God, that was the worst version of the NA ever!!!! Even if she had gotten the lyrics right- which the bitch didn't- it would still be horrible and the worst version ever!!!!!! She never should have been there in the first place!!!!



  61. 161

    I wouldn't say that missing one line qualifies as "completely flubbed." No one has ever done it better than Whitney Houston did ages back



  62. 162

    major f*ck up. she gets paid the big bucks to know the lyrics. stop your late night partying and getting drunk. she has this big voice with no control of it and like randy jackson says real pitchy



  63. 163

    Re: Samtra – Those who are sports fans know the words to the National Anthem, Christina as a performer should KNOW the National Anthem since she's been performing it since she was 7, not just that but it's a requirment to know the words since she is a performer lol. Wow what a HAS BEEN!



  64. 164

    Re: Revolennon – Why bring Gaga into this? Gaga had NOTHING to do with this. At the end of the day it was a mistake and that easy to forgive. Im sure people will get over it. Nobody including Perez even mentioned Gaga in this post. Why bring her up at all?



  65. 165

    poor girl :(



  66. 166

    Re: XTINA IS A POP MUSIC ICON!!! BITCHES!! – Why did the chicken cross the road? Because Christina Aguilera was singing on that side of the road and the chicken was trying to get away from the the sound of shit. LOL That's what Christina should name her next album (if someone's willing to put up the money to put this coke-whore in a studio): the Sound of Shit. Admit it, it has a nice ring to it :)



  67. 167

    OH COME ON PEREZ. I DIDN'T EVEN NOTICE. SHE DID A GREAT JOB !



  68. 168

    Forget the singing, what about her terrible wig. Kim Zolciak need to give her one of hers. Kim's wigs always look fabulous.



  69. 169

    Re: badnfluenz

    No sweety. You're delusional. Look up the meaning of obesity, then get back at me.

    Nothing wrong with a healthy girl in the industry. Sick of the sticks.



  70. 170

    Does anyone else think she put on a few lbs ?



  71. 171

    Was she DRUNK again? At least clown-face didn't fall down.



  72. 172

    She's a disgrace. Dressed like a hooker singing the wrong lyrics to the National Anthem. And singing quite badly, I might add.
    It's time for her to go away now and never come back in the public eye.



  73. 173

    OUCH! What's up with Christina - she looked bloated and her hair was totally janky! Divorce does not agree with her!

    Also - she dragged that sound out way to long. Just sing the damn not and stop flying all over the place. Maybe if she concentrated on singing the song instead of running scales she could remember the words. That was terrible.



  74. 174

    That was awful.



  75. 175

    As she usually does when trying to 'sing', she "yelled" the whole damn thing… And what a moron for totally missing the line… if you're gonna sing it, ya best know the entire thing b4 makin an ass outa yourself in front of the entire nation… wow…



  76. 176

    Re: badnfluenz – OBESE? LOL! that's hilarious! let's face it. you're probably a 300 pound pig who loves to bash people out because you're just a jealous hag.



  77. 177

    SHE WAS AMAZING!!
    AND DON´T BELIEVE ANYTHING PEREZ SAYS!!
    U CAN SEE IN OTHER SITES THAT IT WAS A PROBLEM OF TIME… SO CHRISTINA HAD TO MAKE THE NA TOO SHORT AND MAKE SOME CHANGES!! SO I THINK SHE GOT NERVOUS!!!

    BUT HOW EVERYBODY SAYS… AT LEAST SHE SANG LIVE.. AND SHE DIND´T MAKE AMERICANS LOOK STUPID… HOW? LIPSYCING!! AS ALL THE AMERICAN SINGERS!!

    SO PROUND THAT I´M NOT AMERICAN!!
    P.S. THE NA LYRICS ARE SOOOO STUPID!!



  78. 178

    Mehh, people make mistakes. I'm just happy she got to sing with our hometown team playing…would have been better if they won though.



  79. 179

    Re: badnfluenz – sad part is you're probably humungous.



  80. 180

    Re: TORTEZ – yes!!!! shes lookin/sounding rough these days….too bad.



  81. 181

    i don't understand this, honestly. so what? she made a mistake. you guys are being so hard on her and after the year she's had i think you can let it go and move on.



  82. 182

    What the hell has happened to this woman?! She looked and sounded like a cow in heat, in PAINFUL heat.

    ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC!



  83. 183

    I was at a party and we were all watching, I was like, um, did you screw up some lyrics???? I must say, she covered well, if she even knew WTH happened. I doubt she did. She's so out of it.



  84. 184

    she sounded GREAT! even though she messed uo the lyrics, it ended in a good way.



  85. 185

    And that god-awful hair color! WTH?!

  86. kgad says – reply to this


    186

    you people allowing excuses are the ones that momma cradled you to the toilet!!!!!!!! it sucked!!!!! she was horrible! should have never accepted a gig she could not have carried out. NO SYMPATHY!!!!! her forgetting lyrics? her horrible ending - oh my gosh - NFL - whoever blew whoever - deserves to be fired! worse than whitney houston fiasco. whiny bitches respond



  87. 187

    Re: XTINA IS A POP MUSIC ICON!!! BITCHES!! – You need typing lessons darling.



  88. 188

    You know, everyone always has something to say about her. It's really annoying. I wish this wouldn't have happened because now she'll never live it down. I do agree that she should've known the worlds, but that's a pretty big honor and crowd. Everybody makes mistakes, and she's still an amazing performer. Oh, well I guess. Love you Xtina!!! Pay no attention to the negative kind! ;)



  89. 189

    Last year at the NBA Finals she killed it! That's probably why the NFL asked her. She was phenomenal…too bad about today. I'm sure she feels bad and was probably nervous. She does have an awesome voice! Looked skinnier too!



  90. 190

    completely flubbed ?????????????????????????????
    it was just a second…. and her belting was AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG!!!

    PEGGY HILTON.. YOU ARE A TERRIBLE LOOSER



  91. 191

    ONCE A FLOP, ALWAYS A FLOP.



  92. 192

    wow are you all on CRACK?! It was SHITEOUS. She looked fat, drunk/cracked out, her voice was awful. If you're going to REP our COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ANTHEM.. AT LEAST know the FUCKING words and don't look like a super tranny HOT MESS.



  93. 193

    I feel really bad for her I don't care what her reason was it just makes me sick some of the things I've read online concerning this.



  94. 194

    She sounded like a screaming banshee—-and girl looks so FUGLY! No wonder her husband dumped her. I hate her.



  95. 195

    D: FLOPTINA YOU'RE FUGLYFULL , STUPIDTINA STUPID FLOPPED WHALE , GTFO FOPPED COW , FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP , FUGLYFULL !!!



  96. 196

    Sorry but I have no sympathy for her on this one. It's the national freakin anthem! Everyone that was born and raised in the U.S. (which includes her) should know it by heart. And no way I'd buy it was nerves or something, the girl has been performing for over 10 years, she should be way past nerves. Besides all that, she ruined it anyway with her horrid over-singing of it. You don't need to use all ranges of your voice for every song.



  97. 197

    I think she did really well. I agree that it was a tad over done towards the end, but the first half was more then amazing!!!!



  98. 198

    hahaha. i didn't notice that she messed up the whole line. woooooooooooow. it sounded amazing, but come on. maybe if she wasn't flipping to all those other notes, she would have remembered the lyrics or recognized the song she was singing.



  99. 199

    People whining about PEREZ, you REALLY ought to read the other sites! Perez was VERY VERY KIND compared to them!! She is being slaughtered right now all ACROSS the press. She can't even sing the song of her nation correctly, there are 14 year olds who have sang that anthem in front of that crowd and did fine. She should feel ashamed of herself. Plus all that oversinging OUT OF KEY just made it worse. She really has gone DOWN hill. First that terrible album, then that terrible movie, then getting carried out of Jeremy Renners birthday for sleeping in his bed WASTED, then her moving her PA into her house with her husband, and now this. She needs to retire, that or finish off her MELTDOWN and go AWAY for a LONG Time. What a waste of what used to be such a great talent. Shes a "dirrrty" MESS.



  100. 200

    Re: Christopher Wataru Yonaiyama-Jackson – fYI–Whitney did not sing LIVE Her version was pre-recorded. Get your facts straight. Maybe Floptina should have done the same. Her overblown ego has caused her to flop once again!! lol. She is the joke of the entire Internet! Just google her and see!!! FLOpTina is a fat ugly loser.

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