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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!

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

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  1. 201

    Re: #Cejers – YOU KNOW TO MUCH ABOUT HER AHHH???
    WHY DON´T U GET A LIFE FIRST???? MAYBE THEN….. SHE WILL RETIRE XD
    L.O.S.E.R.



  2. 202

    For as long as these over-rated, ego-centric divas focus on themselves and not on the song they are supposed to interpret, these disastrous performances will be repeated again and again!

    The PERFECT US National Anthem Rendition ever was done by Charice–

    Youtube Search:

    Charice Pempengco sings the National Anthem at Dodgers Opening Day 2009!



  3. 203

    how bout everyone just shut up about it and go on with or create a life for yourselves. if ya wanna pick on someone, how bout Roseanne Barr and grabbing her crotch? seriously has anyone even COME CLOSE to topping that one?????????????????????????? hmmm……..quiet all of a sudden.



  4. 204

    Watch the video and listen to the LACK OF APPLAUSE afterwards. Not many people noticed? Yeah, keep fooling yourselves. BTW, Floptina, Cher sang it live in '99, didn't fuck it up and got a standing ovation. AWWWW!



  5. 205

    Google Xtina Vs Tory Lane. LOL



  6. 206

    so what? whitney houston lip synced it. I bet yall didn't know that



  7. 207

    Re: maixner5000 – read my post about BARR she was worse than horrible with the pretention of grabbing her "balls"



  8. 208

    Re: Marco Antonio Jiménez Castellanos – antonio jimenez???????????HEY FUCKING LOLITA GO AND DO BURRITOS AND TACOS OF BULL DICK AND EATH IT. FUCK YOU BITCH XTINA IS A POP SUPERSTAR LIVING THE HIGHT LIFE OF THE ROCKSTAR MONEY , FAME, TALEND , EVERY MINUTE THAT YOU SPEND TALKING SHIT ABOUT XTINA SHE GOT MORE AND MORE AND MORE RICH AND FAMOS + CONTROVERSE = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ KEEP TALKING BITCHES CUZZ YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER:)



  9. 209

    maybe she had a bit much too drink bc she was also caught having a slip up right after her performance and one of her body guards had to help her up…just sayin'



  10. 210

    Re: XTINA IS A POP MUSIC ICON!!! BITCHES!! – You mad again??? lolololollololol Isn't " jimenez " is Jiménez learn to spell , TROLOLOLOL STUPIDTINA FLOPPERA FLOPPED COW , TH SLAVE OF POP OWNED BY LADY GAGA , BRITNEY SPEARS , MADONNA , FUCKING RETARDED FLOPTINA FAN GTFO , FUCKING FLOPPED COALA , FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP STUPID STUPIDTINA … F L O P



  11. 211

    i've been sitting here like a MORON reading mostly hateful things about this girl, and then i realized your bullying her just like you've been doing ALL week with lindsey. your all just a bunch of depressed, lonely, uneducated, rude, people. Animals run from you, and small children cry when you look at them. lets stop this shizz NOW. I've seen most of you on all these COURT TV shows, your the ones that say "oh your honor im just the nicest person ordinarily" HOG EFFING WASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your all like this 24/7 and don't say your not 'cus if you weren't, you'd have no problem with the NICE people who are defending this girl. HAVE ANOTHER BEER, POP ANOTHER PILL, OR SMOKE ANOTHER BOWL, YOUR LIFE'S GOING NOWHERE, SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE COMFORTABLE.



  12. 212

    Considering most Americans dont know the lyrics(self included), I dont see what the big deal is.



  13. 213

    She sounded alright but I really really dislike the fact that she messed up the words.
    I hope she was just nervous & that she actually knows the song.



  14. 214

    But at least she sounded good, unlike fergie………



  15. 215

    I don't care about the lyric mess up eh! BUT I am sick of her singing the naitional anthem like this I'm not even american! But it's so annoying with all those runs yeah we know you have a great voice but ugh enough! Would it kill her to sing it the normal way. Faith Hill does it beautifully



  16. 216

    Re: XTINA IS A POP MUSIC ICON!!! BITCHES!! – SPEAKING OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK…………..WHAT # ARE YOU ON? I HAD TO GET FORREST GUMP TO TRANSLATE YOUR POST FOR ME. LOL



  17. 217

    Aside from messing up the lyrics, I don't even think her voice is that good as most people think..I mean, she has a 'LOUD' voice to be more specific and that's all…She strains when she hits the high notes and groans a lot too. Her melisma isn't even that smooth…Anyhoo, I knew she would sing the damn song like this before she sang it and once again, I was proven right…



  18. 218

    Oh c´mon most North americans dont know the lyrics either so big deal.
    sh*its happens to everybody



  19. 219

    EPIC FAIL - forgot lyrics and she is out of tune at the end of the song!



  20. 220

    forget about the lyrics! she needs to stop screaming! screaming is not singing darling!! lea michele could have done it better



  21. 221

    yeah give her Credit at least she sang live….the only other one that sang it Live was Carrie.



  22. 222

    Re: hubwoof – Most of these pathetic assholes would choke in her position and wouldn't know what to say after 4 lines. At least she covered it up and kept it moving. It wasn't that noticeable to me so I don't know why everyone one is so upset. As if they care anyway. This is just another way for them to hate and push her down.



  23. 223

    Re: drw1100 – yeah but they don't get paid, she got paid to learned it she should do her job well



  24. 224

    people keep saying she was nervous because it's the superbowl…she's performed enough in her career to a point where she shouldn't be nervous enough to flub that badly. EVERY AMERICAN should know this song



  25. 225

    Re: magickisses – exactly!!! and she is a preformer come on! she shouldn't be that nervous and she gets paid for it don't say that most people don't know the words yeah that's true but that don't justify her, wasn't there a way to have someone giving her lyrics with earings?



  26. 226

    Re: Rattattattat – her career is over?really? her movie is a hit,actually



  27. 227

    That was just awful and you poor Americans even paid that wench for oversinging and messing up your anthem…
    Could it be, that she was drunk? Because if you're sober, you don't mess up you National Anthem!



  28. 228

    omg I would be so embarrassed! I would die



  29. 229

    way to go xtina…



  30. 230

    DUDES,CAN'T YOU SEE THAT THE AUDIENCE PRAISED HER AND REALLY LIKED THE PERFORMANCE….NO ONE CAN SING ACAPELLA LIKE XTINA….WHO THE HELL WOULD SING IF NOT CHRISTINA: CACA? SHITNEY SPERMS? BEYAWWWWNCE??? SUCK IT,LOOOOSERS..

    THIS WOMAN IS SUCCESSFULL,SHE WAS SINGING OVER THERE,NOT YOU,LITTLE MONSTERS…..SUCK IT,JEALOUS DUDES,XTINA ROCKS



  31. 231

    Re: badnfluenz – You're the only one that's disgusting here… wow I feel ashamed even talkin to you little Hitler. STFU you gross me out!!



  32. 232

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    that was funny eldridge, and you are right, after bionic, i think it will be very tricky for christina to release another album, her label will be all over her asking for something decent and not GAGA related(not myself tonight is a shame, and almost killed xtina career), here in brasil NO club wants to play her songs, on the other hand britney's-HIAM is KILLING and burning every club in here(even this music being horrible, britney still is a REAL diva, unlike christina).



  33. 233

    she really does have the voice
    pretty im pressive even thou yes she totally changed the words…
    but she done it so well who would know right?



  34. 234

    So, I get that shew as probably seriously nervous and made a small mistake. Something everyone could do. Except…she's not us.She's Christina Aguilera, a professional singer, who IS supposed to know better.

    Like others have pointed out, it seemed more a situation for her to try and showcase her vocal range instead of focusing on singing well.Just sing it and stop trying to make it sound like some up pop song.I know there are such things as "artist interpretation", but just focus on singing it nicely. A lot of people confuse such a powerful voice and range with excellent singing which is not the case. She did not sing very well at all. Very schreechy…. I made allowances for the fact that she is singing in a football stadium and perhaps the audio equipment is not so amazing and still, yeah..

    This is the Superbowl, ffs, not your Friday night local high school game! To be honest, I wonder if she even bothered to practice it at all.



  35. 235

    Oh and:

    If Lady Gaga had messed up something like this, you can bet everyone else would have said something about it too. Just because Christina has very loyal fans that enjoy her music no matter what, doesn't change the fact she's having a sucky phase right now. She used to really bring it back in the day! Every famous pop singer goes through such a phase. I see this flub as just further evidence that she's slacking off lately. That's not just my opinion. A lot of people hold the opinion that Christina Aguilera is off her A-game a bit right now.

    I'm sure I'll get screamed at for saying this, although I really don't have anything against Christina. Just an opinion.



  36. 236

    LOL!!!!!!!!!! She sucks, I think it's hysterical! And, since I have a few years on her, an FYI on my nickname….I was called "Xtina" before the bleached, bloated, bitch with the Dog Whistle Singer #2 (Mariah Carey is #1) came along. She can suck it!



  37. 237

    Re: TRUTH-TELLER – Beautiful? Get some glasses!



  38. 238

    Re: IVIV – Cry me a river! That skank has been singing in front of live audiences for years! "Nervous?" She should have been nervous the day before "Burlesque" came out in the 10 movie theaters that had the grave misfortune of actually playing it!



  39. 239

    who cares…she sang it amazingly. and I'm pretty sure a lot of american's don't really know the anthem too. she was HELLA better than that glee chick. ugh.



  40. 240

    The fact that many Americans do not know the words isn't an excuse. I'm sure in her case it could have been nerves, but if you're hired to to perform at the most televised show in the world, then you need to have your shit down pact.



  41. 241

    She did terribly, period. She over did it and messed the SSB so badly. As soon as I knew that C.A. was chosen to sing the National Anthem, I knew that she will over do it, I could almost taste it. She has a beautiful song and she is very talented but she doesn't know how to deal with National Anthem. I know David Archuleta sang it beautifuly and gave me goose bumps, but this C.A. made me raised my eye brows. The one to be blamed was the one who picked her to sing SSB, how stupid he or she could be.



  42. 242

    So what if she forgot the lyrics, I would not have noticed, but the singing was awful. She might have a good voice, but not the creativity to make this song her own.



  43. 243

    Oops!!! I meant….she has a beutiful voice……..etc.



  44. 244

    We have people dying overseas for our country and this stupid trick can't be fucking bothered to learn the goddamn lyrics to the NATIONAL ANTHEM? She should be used to singing in front of large crowds and gets paid ridiculous amounts of money for that thing she calls "music". The bitch is SUPPOSED to sing live!!! She's a "singer"!!!



  45. 245

    Who cares about a song half americans dont know and the rest of the world dont know. Pfft with the stupid insignificant patriotism some americans have.



  46. 246

    and how many people have screwed up the anthem in the past!? Its probably because everyone sits there hoping the performer will mess up….cut her some slack, you probably wouldn't remember any of the words if you were up there



  47. 247

    I COULD FORGIVE THE MESSING UP PART, BUT HELL GURL!!! WHAT IS UP WITH THEM CHEAP HORSE HAIR AND THE GET UP???? DID BETTY WHITE HAVE A SALE??? AND IS TIME X-TIME, IS TIME FOR YOU TO CALL JENNY CRAIG!!!!!



  48. 248

    Why are people saying it's a big deal to sing that song live? I sang that shizz live in high school and so do hundreds of other singers. Whoopdie-doo. it isn't that hard if you sing in the correct key for your voice, and if you don't try to incorporate 50 notes into one little word.



  49. 249

    Ummm you'd all be INSANELY NERVOUS if you were singing the national anthem at the superbowl in front of MILLIONNNNNS! at least christina is an amazingly TALENTED singer which is more than can be said about the MAJORITY of musicians.



  50. 250

    That was completely ridiculous. I'm not even talking about the fucked up lyrics, either. She was trying way too hard. It's the National Anthem, bitch, it doesn't need to be embellished. Cut out all of those stupid runs, the screeching, and just sing the damn song. It's embarrassing that she messed up the song to begin with, but she looks like such an asshole out there trying to be all "look at what I can do with my voice, aren't I just awesome?". It's no wonder her last album was an epic fail.



  51. 251

    For those of you saying if it was Gaga, Perez wouldn't be pointing this out. Thats stupid. Firstly Gaga would not make a mistake like that. Christina probably didn't even rehearse doing it. With Gaga you get the impression she rehearses and rehearses for perfection.

    Christina on the UK X-Factor was awful! She acted like she was above all the acts and even the judges looked shocked at her.



  52. 252

    If there's no more rockets' red glare, no more bombs bursting in air - maybe Americans will realize that they need to stop glamorizing violence and glorifying war or that they just need a new…um… anthem!
    Those players looked quite irritated…



  53. 253

    Re: green middle finger – You're an idiot. The song was written when America was fighting for its freedom. There was a war going on at the time. The song is our anthem because it reminds us of what we overcame to get our freedom, not because it "glamorizes violence". It's as much a part of our country's history as the Declaration of Independence.



  54. 254

    It's Fair enough for her to mess up a vocal, the amount of pressure on her to perform would have been great so yeh



  55. 255

    Re: XTINA IS A POP MUSIC ICON!!! BITCHES!! – Oh my God…you're insane. You also sound like a total ass with you're lack of good grammar and spelling. If you're going to act like a psychopath, the least you could do is show a hint of intellect. Do you have any idea what a demented psycho you are by freaking out when people attack a pop star whom you have no personal attachment to?



  56. 256

    She spends so much energy trying to fit in as many notes as she can instead of just frekkin singing, I am not surprised. If she would come out and just SING sometime I would actually respect her. Her style is terrible. Never liked this girl. I hear she treats people terrible and just look at her running around with a boytoy where's her little boy?? MOm of the year…not!



  57. 257

    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……NO SHE DIDN'T SHE SAID "WASHED"!!!



  58. 258

    Look at all the Xtina fans nerd raging. Aside from her forgetting the lyrics(which is beyond me how you do that,) her singing was atrocious. It reminded me of the Family Guy episode that made fun of her.



  59. 259

    wow er americans get really full on with their patriotism…
    wheres the actual point in the video she messed up? i didnt even notice



  60. 260

    No we wouldn't "choke" in her position. Anyone PRIVILEGED enough to be chose to sing OUR COUNTRY'S NATIONAL FUCKING ANTHEM would and should have been sober and PROUD enough to LEARN the lyrics if they didn't already know them, practice them and sing them with PRIDE. not a glazed, drunk look with red whore lipstick on, looking like a hot ass mess. Seriously? come on.



  61. 261

    its not her fault, she's american and they are told to memorize - there's no time to understand.



  62. 262

    I absolutely think it's her fault. If I Was getting paid millions to sing a 2 minute song, you better believe i'd memorize it and be sober.



  63. 263

    For those of you who think it's ok for a professional singer who, may I add recieved a lot of money to sing The National Anthem at our biggest event of they year, IT IS NOT!!! I am a very avocate to the fact that you should know the lyrics to OUR COUNTRIES song!!! For her to go out and mess that up, that is unacceptable as an American citizen to have to of watched. So, no it was not ok for her to screw up that 1 song that she should know ALL the words to. I understand that she may have been nervous but, that's no excuse. Christina A does this for a living and her fears should not have gotten the best of her while doing one of the most important songs that anyone can ever sing. Sorry, she doesn't get my vote as doing a GREAT JOB!!!



  64. 264

    Re: Azraelx – Right on.



  65. 265

    Sending some of you a lil history lesson

    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key and is the national anthem of the United States of America. Key, a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, wrote it after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland by British ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The Star-spangled banner is the popular name for the national ensign of the United States

    It became well known as a patriotic song to the tune of a popular English song, "To Anacreon in Heaven." It was recognized for official use by the United States Navy (1889), by the White House (1916), and was made the national anthem by a Congressional resolution on March 3, 1931. Although the song has four verses, only the first is commonly sung today.

    There ya go GREEN MIDDLE FINGER!!! Read this!



  66. 266

    Re: catlover – I sent him a history lesson right below your last comment….lol



  67. 267

    Re: Mancunian – If you knew the words to the song, then you would know where the mess up was when she sang it…..just sayin



  68. 268

    Dude (or maybe one of your lil ghost writers here)…She sounded amazing despite the verse an since you hate her so much I would have to say she has more talent in her voice than you will ever have anywhere and more respect than you will ever feel…..so stop fukn talkin your shit and get bak to your insults on 1 of your other fav bangs…

    Had that been your lil GaGa you wuda bent over in a New York minute to defend or ignore……



  69. 269

    kim divine sings it so much better! youtube[dot]com/kimdivine



  70. 270

    L E A V E C H R I S T I N A A L O N E ! She is a human being you pathetic people!



  71. 271

    Forgivable, it was supposed to be the most watched live event in history and she was probably well aware of that fact!



  72. 272

    Puh-lease. "At least she sang live"?! That's our National Anthem you jack-ass. Not the time to run vocal exercises through note.



  73. 273

    If she would quit vocally masturbating and focus on the words, might have worked out better for her. The only thing missing was the ridiculous hand flaps. And making it easier? How about having talent and professionalism? Just a thought.



  74. 274

    Stop hating on Perez actually he and Xtina are close remember when they performed on the Stripped Tour? Nasty Naughty Boy??? Xtina by the way is always amazing funny how haters are always the first to comment in any of her articles!!!



  75. 275

    if your singing that national anthem for the super bowl (the most watched broadcast, period) you should know the song. especially if you've rehearsed it a million times. also, we know she has a good voice, she doesn't need to make it fancy like she attempted at doing.



  76. 276

    Diva xtina



  77. 277

    She did not sing it well either. She screamed it. Awful.



  78. 278

    Preface: I am not a Christina hater…but! Girlfriend is a PROFESSIONAL…and you just don't make these kinds of mistakes….I could see if she had been on tour or something…girlfriend CAN vocalize…but she just made me wanna hear someone sing it that sings WITH emotion…emotion would have MADE HER REMEMBER THE LINES!!! Instead, like the rest of the mouskateers, what we have are some over practiced child stars who really are just mimicking what they're heard in seen in the past…it's sad, but I didn't know the entire lyrics until Perez posted them…but THE ARMY KNEW!!! How do you think they felt when she forgot those lines!!! Be a PRO, or let someone else do it…point blank/period.



  79. 279

    her voice sounds so strong, BUT, she needs to learn to sing with emotion, and stop singing like a mouskateer….I am so sure the military is pissed….everyone wants to hear that line, "…..so gallantly blah blah blah"! How can a professional forget the lines!!!?????

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